Joseph Kosinski is having a pretty good quarter. First he signed on to do the remake of Logan’s Run for Warner Bros. now word out of the House of Mouse is Kosinski is in final negotiations to develop and direct the sequel to Tron.
When making the original, in order to convince the studio to take a chance on a first-time director, Lisberger shot a test reel, financed by the studio, involving the deadly Frisbee battle. In a case of historical synchronicity, sources said one of the things Kosinski will be doing is working on a sequence involving the movie’s Light Cycles to work out his vision for the movie. Sources also said visual effects personnel, for many of whom “Tron” was an inspiration to enter the business, already are jockeying for pole position to work on the sequence.
Well nothing against Tron, because I know there are a lot of fans out there, but creating a sequel to a movie few rabid movie goers have seen is taking a risk. If this is indeed a follow up to the original, and not a remake, I’ll check it out. If it is a remake, I say give me the original on Blu-Ray DVD and leave me alone.