This morning's roundup brings wild rumors about another Batman movie, the new Harry Potter trailer and Tron 2 information.
• Wacky rumors are flying about Christopher Nolan's follow-up to The Dark Knight. News.com.au says that Angelina Jolie is set to play Catwoman, while HollyScoop offers us the unsubstantiated – but totally awesome – news/idea that Johnny Depp should play the Riddler.
• Jim Hill Media has some interesting news about the creative development of the Tron Sequel, TR2N:
Don't get me wrong, folks. Lasseter is still extremely respectful of all the groundbreaking work that Lisberger & his production team did on the first "TRON." Which is why Steve will receive a co-producer credit on this 2010 Walt Disney Pictures release. But as for Lisberger having any real creative input on the sequel ... "GAME OVER !," man.
"So -- if Steve isn't working on the 'TR2N' screenplay anymore -- who is then?," you ask. Well ... Allegedly at John's insistence, Disney hired Eddie Kitsis & Adam Horowitz to create a script for this sequel. Given their long association with "Lost," Kitsis & Horowitz have lots of experience when it comes to guiding colorful characters through surreal settings. Which made Eddie & Adam an obvious choice for the "TR2N" assignment.
And if Lisberger's no longer slated to helm the "TRON" sequel, who's Disney now going to get to direct this movie? Joseph Kosinski. Who has yet to actually direct a full-length feature film but has created some award-winning commercials for Saab, Nike and X-Box.
In fact, if you want to get some sense of the visual look that Joseph wants to bring to "TR2N," click on the above links. Or -- better yet -- check out Kosinski's animated architectural renderings. These will give you a better sense of Joseph's eye. The way this guy moves a camera. Which offers a hint of how truly dazzling a Kosinski-directed version of "TRON" could be.
I have to admit -- this isn't a bad call. Lisberger's a trooper, and he directed one of my all-time faves, Animalympics, but the original Tron really is lacking something.
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