Tron 3 director Joseph Kosinski has given his first major interview regarding the new film, in which he discusses how the franchise is being revived, the script, the timeline, and the world of Tron!
Kosinski said in the interview with Collider that he’s not falling back on his laurels from Tron: Legacy, but plans to create something totally different of the World of Tron this time around:
“I don’t want to say too much about it but the goal would not be to simply re-use. We’re not going to re-use the assets from Legacy, that’s no fun. If we’re going to do to it we’re going to reinvent all over again and it’s going to be a whole new generation for reasons that are very story-driven. That’s all I can say.”
A major part of this will be the timeline, which will stay current:
“It feels like we’re kind of real-time in step. So however much time has passed since Legacy came out would also have transpired in the real world. So it will still be contemporary. So let’s say if the Tron sequel comes out in 2015, then four or five years have passed since the last movie.”
He also has some major faith in the power of the TRON franchise and thus plans to take his time with the project and create each element carefully, which means no immediate plans to begin production are in effect:
“I’ve said it would have to be our Empire Strikes Back for me to come back and for me to pull the whole team back together. I think we do have that idea. We do have the idea that feels big and really blows the doors off this franchise. It’s hinted at promises of something for two movies now, for thirty years, so it’s time to deliver on that. But the script’s got to be at a level that makes it worth going back for, because it’s a lot of work to make a movie like this and it’s a multi-year project. So we’ve got our writer Jesse Wigutow on it right now writing, and fingers crossed if it all comes together, as we hope it will, there could be another Tron in the next few years, and it’s going to be awesome.”