Universal brought director to WonderCon to talk about his latest outing, Oblivion. Naturally, the conversation turned to another rumored sci-fi project: TRON 3. It turns out Disney is still very interested in making the movie and according to Koskinski, there will be a draft of a script in just two weeks. He told Collider:
Question: Does it feel like there really will be another TRON and that Disney wants that to happen?
JOSEPH KOSINSKI: Yeah, it absolutely does. I think I'm two weeks away from getting the draft. This is a story we've been working on since 2009, so that's four years now. I'm really excited about the idea that we have for it. I think it delivers on the promise that both TRON movies have made. It opens the movie up, in a way that I think is going to give it a much broader appeal. Whereas TRON really, ultimately, in the end, catered most to TRON fans, this idea broadens it some more, in really exciting ways. But, it's all about the script and making sure that that story is compelling enough to get all of us back together. Those movies are hard to make. It's a two-and-a-half to three-year journey. So, to go back in there and go back to the Grid, it's going to have to be a pretty spectacular script. We've got a great writer on it, so we'll see.
Question: Does it have a title tha's not just TRON 3?
KOSINSKI: It has a working title, yeah. TR3N will be our code name. We have an idea, but nothing is set in stone yet. We have some exciting ideas.
I agree with Kosinski in that Tron Legacy was ambitious to the point of alienating a wider audience, but whether you're a fan of the original or not -- it did boast some pretty dazzling special effects. It was one of those movies that was more experiential rather than really grounding itself in its story. Likewise, I'm not sure was really the man to take over the franchise from . If Disney was smart, they'd focus on 's Quorra for TRON 3. I don't necessarily care about her romantic relationship with Sam Flynn; what I want to know how this digital character is surviving in the real world.
Where do you guys want TR3N to go? Would you be willing to shell out money for a new sequel? Do you feel like the series could abandon its roots by appealing to a "wider" audience?