EXCLUSIVE: Once he has taken his time figuring out where he wants the other tron installment to go, Disney’s Sci-Fi franchise looks set to have new life as we hear Garth Davis is eavesdropping to direct the figure where Jared Leto plays.
Davis is best known for his smallest art house films over the years like those of 2018 Mary Magdalene and his critically acclaimed drama 2016 Leo, who received six Oscar nominations including Best Picture. tron would score David’s first point, and although he is not known for high-budget projects, insiders say Davis pursued the job aggressively, eventually winning.
Jesse Wigutow wrote the latest draft of the script. Leto is co-producing with Justin Springer and Emma Ludbrook.
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The original 1982 film starring Jeff Bridges was set inside a computer program called Grid, where a computer hacker is hijacked and forced to participate in gladiatorial games. The film was not a hit and received mixed reviews, although its special effects were seen as a changing game at the time. The cult that followed shifted around the film in the following years while playing on cable only helped increase its popularity, to the point where Disney decided to move forward with a sequel, Tron: Inheritance, in 2010, with Bridges reproducing his role and Garret Hedlund and Olivia Wilde joining the franchise.
The film continued to thrive, grossing $ 400 million globally, but even so plans for a sequel were spurred on as Disney figured out how to move the story forward. The studio eventually dropped plans for a direct sequel to Tron: Inheritance, and even after Leto joined himself in 2017 and is taking their time to see the next steps for this project.
Davis who is entering the project signals that the next installment may eventually occur, but insiders still point out that a green light has not been given. The film is still in development but the inclusion of Davis is a push in the right direction for the future of the franchise.
Davis responds from UTA.