Disney Gets Rights to Tron Director’s Graphic Novel

Tron director, Joseph Kosinski, signed a deal last year with Radical Publishing to develop a graphic novel entitled “Oblivion.” Disney has now acquired the rights to that novel and is planning a film adaptation with Kosinski at the wheel.

Here is a brief description of the novel:

Oblivion is a futuristic science fiction love story that takes place in an apocalyptic future where most people live above the clouds, far from the inhospitable place that the surface of Earth has become. An earthbound soldier who repairs drones that patrol and destroy a savage alien race discovers a beautiful woman who crashed in a craft. They take an epic adventure that changes his world view.

Barry Levine, president of Radical Publishing and producer of the “Oblivion” film adaptation had this to say:

We’re thrilled to partner with Joe Kosinski on OBLIVION; Joe is one of the most creative forces in filmmaking today. From the moment he teamed with Radical to produce the book and film, he had such a clear vision of the OBLIVION landscape and universe. Add to that Joe’s successful partnership with Disney on Tron: Legacy, and you have all the ingredients for a phenomenal action/adventure film.

The story and artwork looks very intriguing and I think I might look into giving this a read through. The graphic novel is set for release this fall, but no date is set for the film as of yet.

Check out some more info at The Hollywood Reporter.

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