Joseph Kosinski Says TRON 3 Isn't Dead... Wait. What?
Yes, we all thought Tron 3 was dead back in 2015 despite reports of produciton presumed to start in Vancouver, B.C. in Canada. Well, depending on how you exhibit and absorb what director Joseph Kosinski had to say about it at a recent screening of the 2010 sequel, Tron: Legacy, you're either still a complete skeptic or otherwise in a state of relief whilst in the mood to throw something... like a disk of some kind.
"I guess I can say that TRON 3 is in cryogenic freeze. So, it’s there. It’s not dead. It’s alive, but it’s sitting there, waiting for the right time to move forward..."
"...I think we got the script to about 80%. We were in good shape. We were probably eight or nine months out, which is still a good amount of distance from being ready to shoot it, but I think the script was in good shape. What I’m excited about is the concept, which is an invasion movie from inside the machine coming out as opposed to one we’ve usually seen. So we hinted at that at the end of Legacy with Quorra coming out, but the idea for Ascension was a movie that was, the first act was in the real world, the second act was in the world of TRON, or multiple worlds of TRON, and the third act was totally in the real world. And I think that really opens up, blows open the concept of TRON in a way that would be thrilling to see on screen. But there’s also a really interesting character study in Quorra and a “Stranger in a Strange Land,” trying to figure out where she belongs having lived in the real world for a few years, and where does she fit in."
Granted, nothing is certain until cameras roll even if a director or producer or anyone says a film is still moving forward. Definitely, some more trade news could be useful in that regard, although should it not be so, Kosinski adds a little more on the posterity of the Tron saga for other mediums:
"It definitely doesn’t have to be on a movie screen. I don’t know if you saw the TRON ride, which opened in Shanghai and was amazing…I think the TRON franchise is alive in rides and I think there’s still interest in exploring other things like VR, but as far as the TV show, I don’t know, I think that would be tough..."