Disney taps David DiGilio as writer for TRON: LEGACY sequel

Joshua Brunsting

June 7th, 2011

While response both critically and somewhat box office wise (despite grossing right around $400 million worldwide) was relatively lackluster, Disney appears to be hell bent on bringing us a follow-up to last year’s much hyped sequel, TRON: LEGACY.

According to THR, the studio has now tapped writer David DiGilio to write the upcoming film.  DiGilio is best known for his work on the small screen like ABC’s Traveler (which he created), and also a few projects for the big screen in the works, NORTH WIND and THE DAMNED.  However, this is definitely the relatively unknown writer’s biggest project to date.

Despite the lack of interest, at least in the eyes of this writer, that a TRON: LEGACY sequel would spark, it would be a solid move for the studio, who would for all intents and purposes have to shell out far less cash to get this sequel made, since the tech is already in place.  Director Joseph Kosinski doesn’t appear to be a likely contender for the director’s chair this time around, unless Disney doesn’t mind waiting for him to wrap on OBLIVION, which appears to be a passion project for him.  Personally, while I wasn’t too hot on LEGACY, I do think that this world is perfect to mine for new and interesting stories, so hopefully this time around the studio can get it right.

What do you think?

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