After nearly a two decade absence, writer/director Steven Lisberger, best known for his groundbreaking 1982 science-fiction/adventure film TRON, will be stepping back behind the camera with a new science-fiction project Soul Code for Reliant Pictures.
The new film, written in collaboration with Jessica Chobot, follows “a tech pioneer who has perfected a way to download and transfer a person’s memory. [The] script examines what happens when her memory is placed into a much younger woman’s body,” according to a report in Variety today.
Lisberger’s TRON saw its hero, played by Jeff Bridges, sucked into a computer mainframe and forced to compete in a series of deadly video games. The movie was the first film to extensively used computer generated special effects as well as being the first film to explore the concept of cyberspace and virtual reality.
After TRON, Lisberger worked on the disappointing John Cusack comedy Hot Pursuit (1987) and the even worse science-fiction film Slipstream (1989). In more recent years, Lisberger had been developing a TRON sequel called TRON 2.0, though it died admist management changes at Disney.