Shortly after last year’s Comic Con, Disney won a bidding war to make a film adaptation of the Radical Publishing graphic novel “oblivion”. They even had Tron Legacy director Joe Kosinski set to direct.
Now, Disney has decided to let the project go because it doesn’t really fit the Disney style.
This doesn’t mean that the film is dead by any means. Several other studios were all bidding for it, Disney just happened to be the winner. Even Tom Cruise is interested in picking it up.
Whether Kosinski is still part of the deal is an unanswered question. He’s still got ‘The Black Hole’ and the Third Tron film to make over at the house of mouse.
“Oblivion is a futuristic science fiction love story taking place in an apocalyptic future where most of the population lives in clouds above an earth surface that has been rendered for the most part uninhabitable. An earthbound soldier — stuck there repairing drones that patrol and blast a savage alien life form — encounters a beautiful woman who crashed in a craft, and they have an experience that forces him to question his world view.”