Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that Steve Lisberger – the director of the 1982 ground breaking film TRON – was going to be returning to the director’s chair for the first time in nearly 20 years, the Hollywood Reporter is saying that Lisberger’s on-again/off-again sequel to the cult classic appears now to be on again.
Commercial director Joseph Kosinski is reportedly in final negotiations with the Disney to develop and direct the as yet untitled TRON sequel. Kosinski will work with screenwriters Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who have contributed to the television series Lost, on developing the sequel’s storyline. In the original film, a computer programmer (Jeff Bridges) finds himself sucked into a virtual cyberspace world and forced to fight for his life in a series of deadly video games.
In much the same way that Lisberger shot a test reel of one of the original TRON’s action sequences to show Disney executives what the film would look like, Kosinski is reportedly designing a sequence involving the original film’s “light cycles” as a way of demonstrating what his vision for the film will be.
Kosinski has already been announced last month as the most recent director tied to Warner Brothers’ ongoing attempt to remake the 1976 science-fiction cult classic Logan’s Run. The TRON sequel would go into production after Kosinski finishes up work on Logan’s Run.