Somehow, Joseph Kosinski has become one of the hottest directors of modern science fiction movies in Hollywood. His directorial debut TRON: Legacy was a visual marvel, but was considered mundane and dull, while his sophomore effort Oblivion proved to be another example of style over substance. Kosinski has three potential projects lined up with TRON 3, the Black Hole remake, and The Twilight Zone, not to mention a sci-fi TV series in development with AMC’s Ballistic City. Needless to say, the 39-year-old sci-fi director is a really, really busy man.
In an interview with SciFiNOW, Kosinski talks about the TRON: Legacy sequel, and sets some high goals for it. Although Legacy was the second movie in the film series, Kosinski wants the next sequel to be the “Empire Strikes Back” of the TRON franchise. He describes TRON 3 as something of a stand-alone film with a quick and engaging pace. Kosinski says:
What was really exciting to me about a sequel to that, like in Empire, is that you can pick up the story mid-stride and just be off to the races from the opening frame because there already is an understanding between you and the audience about what story you’re telling and who the characters are. And to me that’s what’s exciting about that, is being able to expand on that world in that way.