Garth Davis High Selection To Direct ‘Tron’ Sequel With Jared Leto At Disney – Deadline

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Garth Davis Top Choice To Direct ‘Tron’ Sequel With Jared Leto At Disney – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: After taking its time determining the place it desires the subsequent Tron installment to go, Disney’s sci-fi franchise seems to be to have new life as we’re listening to Garth Davis has been tapped to direct the pic starring Jared Leto.

Davis has been higher know for his smaller, artwork home movies over time like 2018’s Mary Magdalene and his critically acclaimed 2016 drama Lion, which obtained six Oscar nominations together with for Greatest Image. Tron would mark Davis’ first tentpole, and although he isn’t identified for big-budget tasks, insiders say Davis aggressively pursued the job, ultimately profitable over execs.

Jesse Wigutow wrote the latest draft of the script. Leto is producing together with Justin Springer and Emma Ludbrook.

Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund in 2010’s “Tron: Legacy
Douglas Curran/© Disney Enterprises

The unique 1982 movie starring Jeff Bridges was set inside the pc program known as the Grid, the place a pc hacker is kidnapped and compelled to take part in gladiatorial video games. The movie wasn’t a success and obtained combined evaluations, though its particular results had been seen as game-changing on the time. The cult following that swelled across the movie in years to come back because it performed on cable solely helped develop its reputation, to the purpose the place Disney determined to maneuver ahead with a sequel, Tron: Legacy, in 2010, with Bridges reprising his position and Garret Hedlund and Olivia Wilde becoming a member of the franchise.

That movie did go on to have field workplace success, bringing in $400 million globally, besides plans for a sequel had been pushed whereas Disney discovered the right way to transfer the story ahead. The studio ultimately scrapped plans for a direct sequel to Tron: Legacy, and even after Leto connected himself in 2017, Disney was nonetheless cautious concerning the franchise’s future.

Davis approaching to the venture alerts the subsequent installment might lastly occur, however insiders nonetheless stress a greenlight has not been given. The movie continues to be in growth however Davis’ involvement is a push in the proper course for the way forward for the franchise.

Davis is repped by UTA.


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