TRON LEGACY sequel boots up with a new writer Jesse Wigutow

Tron Legacy may not have been a critical smash, but at least it raked in plenty of cash at the box office for Disney. With a $400 million take, there’s room for a new film based in that universe of bits and bytes, and that’s just what Jesse Wigutow will be aiming to do when he takes over scripting duties for the threequel.

Replacing David “Eight Below” DiGilio, the script that Wigutow is working on will still be helmed by director Joseph Kosinski. THR says that ever since Alan Horn took over as Disney Studios chairman, progress has picked up on the project, and that the studio is taking an everything or nothing approach to getting it made and earning some wider praise from audiences.

As for the plot of Tron 3, it’s rumoured that it will carry on directly from Tron: Legacy, and will star the son of Olivia Wilde’s Quorra and Cillian Murphy’s Dillinger.

And if that has anything to do with the fantastically brilliant Tron: Uprising that currently airing on Disney XD, that would make me a very happy program.

Wigutow is in uncharted waters right now, but he has a massive raft of projects on the way. A remake of The Crow and The Osterman Weekend, as well as a Steve McQueen biopic that he contributed to, are on the cards right now.
Add to that two more films with Disney,  Peter and the Starcatchers and Parrallel, and he certainly is prolific.

 

 

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  • Rincethis

    Remake of the Crow. Oh man, how can one touch perfection! “I killed you dead man!”

    • http://twitter.com/blahsum James Francis

      Well, maybe it will put Michael Wincott in something again. He doesn’t appear in nearly enough stuff.

      • Rincethis

        Still not Brandon Lee:(

        • http://twitter.com/blahsum James Francis

          Lee was cool, but he got most of his fame from his death. Wincott made this film work. He gave the right levels of menace required. I can think of a few actors who could have played the Crow, but Wincott made Top Dollar one of the best villains in cinema.

  • http://twitter.com/Echo_ZA Christo Kruger

    Psst! I’m probably being anal but shouldn’t it read Olivia Wilde’s Quorra and Dillinger’s son (Cillian Murphy)? Because those 2 don’t have a baby as far as I know. But I may be wrong.

    Oh God, I’m a Tron nerd -_-

    • Grant Hancock

      Woah !? Dillinger Jnr and Quorra hooked up ?? nooooit !! lol ..

    • Darryn_Bonthuys

      Enh, you could be right. It’s based off of info that I gleaned from the source, but if I’m wrong, consider me a knob for getting the facts wrong.

  • Grant Hancock

    Really amped for Tron 3 ! ..loved Legacy (even though many didn’t! bah!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kervyn-Cloete/610830836 Kervyn Cloete

    This is possibly the only movie sequel ever where I don’t care if any of the actors, writer and director is replaced, but there’ll be hell to pay if somebody other than Daft Punk does the music score.

    • http://twitter.com/blahsum James Francis

      Yeah, it really says something when only the soundtrack didn’t suck.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kervyn-Cloete/610830836 Kervyn Cloete

        I actually didn’t think it sucked completely. The moment you actually gave any kind of thought to what you were seeing on-screen then, yeah, it all fell apart spectacularly. But it was mildly entertaining and a visual wonder.

        • http://twitter.com/blahsum James Francis

          That still counts as ‘sucked completely’. If it lacked a tad of entertainment and some visual appeal, it gets downgraded to ‘total clusterfuck’.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kervyn-Cloete/610830836 Kervyn Cloete

            See this is why we need standardization of film grading! :)