Disney Picks Up Tron: Legacy Director Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion
08.05.10 by BJSprecher
Last week, it was revealed that Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski had set up a meeting with Disney and several other studios to shop around his soon-to-be-published Radical Publishing illustrated novel, Oblivion. Apparently, Kosinski didn't need to bother with setting up other meetings, because Disney immediately snatched up the rights to Oblivion. Kosinski, who will produce with Radical's Barry Levine, is attached to direct the movie. Radical's Jesse Berger will executive produce.
Here's the synopsis of Oblivion:
Earth, 2015. The Odyssey travels to Mars to assemble and occupy the Red Planet’s first base station. En route, the sudden appearance of a vast White Cube in space interrupts the ship’s voyage – and the crew of the Odyssey is never heard from again. 30 years later, Earth has become an almost unrecognizable, surreal wilderness with the remains of human cities poking through vast black sand dunes and bizarre geological formations. The White Cube, from a long-dead extraterrestrial race, was to find potentially inhabitable worlds and reshape them into suitable environments for the aliens, who now will never come. It now sits high in the planet’s orbit, dominating the sky, attempting to undo the damage it has caused as well as repopulate the Earth with clones of the comatose Odyssey crew. The only clones on the surface remain those stationed in the looming Watchtowers, scattered around the planet. One such Watchtower crew member, a clone named Jak, witnesses a burning object fall to Earth. It’s an escape pod carrying Julia Kanan, the one lone survivor of the Odyssey before its capture by the Cube, and a love from Jak’s pre-clone past. But as the authorities close in to retake Julia, Jak’s genetic memory of his love for her drives him to decisions he never would have thought possible — and which could lead to disaster for both of them.
Below are more samples of the artwork from the 128-page illustrated novel.
You can see more artwork from Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion HERE!