Talk about “ahead of the game.” Disney has recently acquired the rights to an unpublished graphic novel, “Oblivion,” by Tron:Legacy director Joseph Kosinski. Disney is said to have “paid well” for the rights.
According to reports, this deal might line Kosinski up for three Disney studios films: a sequel to Tron:Legacy, the Black Hole remake, and Oblivion itself. While language is aggressive on the concept-to-production side in the Oblivion deal, it remains to be seen in what order these films will be produced.
According to /film, the basic structure of “Oblivion” is:
…a futuristic science fiction love story taking place in an apocalyptic future where most of the population lives in clouds above an earth surface which has been rendered for the most part uninhabitable. An earthbound soldier–stuck there repairing drones that patrol and blast a savage alien life form–encounters a beautiful woman who crashed in a craft and they have an experience that forces him to question his world view.