Last month we dropped a report updating everyone on Disney’s plans with Tron. In the report, we highlighted that we heard that the studio is searching for a new director to take over the franchise, and now the studio has found their guy.
According to Deadline, Disney has tapped Lion director Garth Davis to direct. The studio is hoping Davis can bring new life to the franchise. The report also highlights that Jared Leto is still set to star in the film. Deadline also reports that Davis pursued the job quite aggressively and was able to win Disney executives over in the end.
Davis coming on to the project signals the next installment may finally happen, but insiders still stress a greenlight has not been given. The film is still in development but Davis’ involvement is a push in the right direction for the future of the franchise.
While the original 1982 version of the film, starring Jeff Bridges, was met with a cult following, it’s 2010 sequel was met with mixed reviews. Despite bringing back Bridges, Tron: Legacy didn’t seem to resonate with critics, many stating the film and its characters lacked emotion and substance. However, the film was financially profitable for Disney, and it too has gained its own following, and fans have been clamoring for another film, and don’t worry… you’ll get one.
More is sure to come out, so stick with us and we’ll be sure to get you more information.