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    Joseph Kosinski On Why Disney Passed On 'Oblivion,' Weighs In On Possible 'Tron' Sequel

    So Joseph Kosinski -- what's the guy's current relationship status with Disney? Likely, "it's complicated," but a lot less complicated than you would think. His first film "Tron: Legacy," at the cusp of $400 million worldwide, has become the highest-grossing debut film for any director in history (n...

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    Disney Drops 'Horizons' (aka 'Oblivion') With 'Tron: Legacy' Director Joseph Kosinski

    For a while, it seemed that Disney was still total buds with Joseph Kosinski. The commercial director turned feature filmmaker made his feature length debut with "Tron: Legacy," the eye-opening franchise reboot of sorts that unfortunately underperformed with audiences and was met with lukewarm praise from fans. Regardless, the studio seemed to be plowing ahead with his graphic novel “Oblivion,” a property the studio picked up a while ago and was still actively developing. In fact, just a couple of weeks ago, Karl Gajdusek was brought on board to do a rewrite to the script -- now being called "Horizons" --- that also saw William Monahan take a...

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    Karl Gajdusek To Rewrite William Monahan's Script For Joseph Kosinski's 'Horizons' (aka 'Oblivion')

    Even though "Tron: Legacy" underperformed and was met with a collective shrug from both fanboys and critics alike, Disney still wants to be in the Joseph Kosinski business and he's got a property they think will make them a mint. His graphic novel "Oblivion" was picked up by Disney a while ago and l...

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    Joseph Kosinski Talks The "Art House" Heart Of 'Tron: Legacy'

    Filmmaker Discusses The "Wizard of Oz" Aspect Of 'Tron' Remake's 3DExclusive: When we reviewed "Tron: Legacy" a week ago, we noted that the movie has a surprisingly strange, video-art-project vibe. The most striking moments in it come when the overstuffed sci-fi plot falls away and the visuals and music get pumped up to maximum, sternum-shaking volume. Director Joseph Kosinski shoots and edits things very cleanly -- light cycles glide across the screen, leaving a ribbon of flowing light behind him; characters walk slowly towards the screen bedecked in rubbery suits rimmed with neon; and often its oversized importance (chiefly in a monetary se...

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    Exclusive: 'Tron: Legacy' Director Joseph Kosinski Talks Upcoming Projects 'Black Hole' & 'Oblivion'

    There's an early scene in "Tron: Legacy" where we get a look around Sam Flynn's room. We see that the young son of computer magnate Kevin Flynn (played by Jeff Bridges) has small toys based around the computer characters in the first movie and, briefly, we get a glimpse of a poster on his wall. It's "The Black Hole," an underrated sci-fi movie that Disney released in 1979 to middling box office returns. It's a movie where Anthony Perkins is killed by robots and has held up surprisingly well (certainly way better than the original "Tron"), thanks largely to its emphasis on moody atmospherics over "cutting edge" technology. The poster's placeme...

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    Exclusive: Joseph Kosinski Hopes Daft Punk Will Be Down For More Adventures In The 'Tron' Universe

    Filmmaker Says He Would Absolutely Direct A "Tron: Legacy" Sequel If He's "Lucky Enough To Get The Opportunity"Yesterday we spoke with "Tron Legacy" mastermind Joseph Kosinksi about a lot of things regarding his wild, $300 million video art installation that masquerades, quite handily, as a holiday ...

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    How A Sequel To A 28-Year-Old Flop Costs $320 Million: Inside 'Tron: Legacy'

    With the release date two weeks away, Disney are hoping for big things from their franchise reboot "Tron: Legacy" and have a lot at stake. With a reported $170 million budget, in addition to another $150 million for marketing worldwide (total cost: $320 million) the studio has a lot riding on the success of the film as does its helmer, Joseph Kosinki, who after making a name for himself in the commercials world, is making his feature directorial debut. In The New York Times there is a wonderfully entertaining piece on "Tron: Legacy" that shares intriguing information about the film, the director and how Disney's plans for 'Tron' extend far be...

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    Joseph Kosinski Admits That The CGI Botox On Jeff Bridges Doesn't Always Work In 'Tron: Legacy'

    Film Also Apparently Tracking Poorly (But That's What They Said About 'Tangled')Disney's $200 million big-budget reboot has a lot riding on it -- OK, mostly a lot of money -- but it's also the first outing for former commercial director Joseph Kosinski. And with the tentpole film set to land in thea...

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