Radical Pictures has tapped the director of Tron Legacy, Joseph Kosinski, to helm a new science fiction projected titled Oblivion.
Kosinksi penned an outline for Oblivion four years ago and sought help from David Fincher, amongst others, in helping bringing it to the big screen. Fincher is on board to produce along with Radical principal Barry Levine and Anonymous Content’s David Morrison.
In addition to the film, a hardcover book along the lines of a comic will be released.
In Kosinski’s words, “Oblivion is a love story that is set against this post-apocalyptic landscape. It’s about a soldier who’s been court-martialed and as part of his punishment, he’s sent to patrol this planet and maintains a fleet of droids and probes that comb the surface, searching out this primitive alien race that’s been defeated. It’s a crap assignment.”
“One day, a ship crash lands and there’s one surviving crewmember, a woman, who left on a science mission 60 years earlier. When she wakes up, she knows who he is, which doesn’t make any sense to him and together they have to unravel this mystery. It’s in the same realm as 12 Monkeys.”
The project is fast tracking into the script stage with hopes to have something relevant to show for Comic-Con 2010.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter