Director Joseph Kosinski Discusses Possible Tron: Legacy Sequel
12.27.10 by Ryan
Disney's long-awaited sequel, Tron: Legacy, opened in first place on its opening weekend, and continued going strong in its second week. Plans are already tentatively in place for a trilogy of Tron movies, with screenwriters Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis reportedly working on the script for a sequel in April, and should Tron: Legacy continue its success, it's likely that a third Tron will find its way into theaters. The early script work would be a key for Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, who told Collider that having a finished script is one of the lessons he learned from directing his debut feature.
Boy I learned a lot. I would say, first of all I wanna make sure I get more time. Time to actually shoot the movie. I think we shot this one in like 65 days, which is insane. And, you know obviously it’s the same as on any film, I’d like to have the script in a much better place from day one of shooting, rather than trying to continue to work on it while you shoot it. I think those are lessons you learn on any film.
Kosinski agreed that a finished script is a luxury most directors aren't allowed.
[O]ne of my producers told me this story where like the Hollywood studios brought all these high-end consultants in to try to figure out how to improve their process and make films more efficiently, and these consultants like studied the process for years and finally came up with this report they put together about how studios can improve the efficiency of their process, and the conclusion was "have the script ready by the time you’re shooting." (laughs) That was basically the conclusion, cause that’s where all the spinning of the wheels and the waste comes, is from kind of either trying to fix it on the day or trying to fix it after you’re done shooting, which is very very difficult.
Tron: Legacy producer Sean Bailey is now president of production at Disney, which may make a Tron sequel even more of a possibility. Meanwhile a ten-part, animated prequel "micro series" written by Kitsis and Horowitz will premiere next fall. Horowitz told Box Office Magazine that the series will "will fill in the blanks of some things, and also explore some new areas as well."
This animated show will take place from when Flynn is in a safe house. It's from when Clu takes over the grid to before when Sam comes in. So if you were wondering what was the grid like before that, then watch the show.
The series will also help set the stage for Disney's animated series Tron: Uprising, which will debut in the summer of 2012 on Disney XD.