Tron Legacy Director To Helm Sci-Fi Film ‘Archangels’

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Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski Archangels Tron Legacy Director To Helm Sci Fi Film Archangels

Joseph Kosinski’s directorial debut Tron Legacy is still five months away from being released in theaters and yet from what people have seen of it he’s now very much in-demand. On top of a Black Hole remake and an adaptation of a graphic novel he wrote called Oblivion, Kosinski now has a new sci-fi/action film on his slate entitled Archangels.

Heat Vision reports that Archangels is being developed by New Regency for Kosinski to direct and produce from a spec by newcomer Andrew Will. A bonus is the fact that brothers Ridley and Tony Scott are producing Archangels through their Scott Free production company. With the those two involved, I’m even more interested in the project.

It’s refreshing to see an original sci-fi project pop up again in the midst of remakes and reboots. Here’s the interesting early plot description of Archangels as Heat Vision reports it:

[Archangels is] set in the near future and is described as a “Bourne”-style thriller crossed with alien elements. The protagonist is part of an elite force that is tasked with tracking aliens who get past Earth’s defense system.

I immediately thought of a kind of cross between Aliens and District 9, with a bit of Predator thrown in there. I’m very curious to see how the film is shot in the style of Bourne. Bourne meets sci-fi? I like it!

I’m certainly interested in the project not just because I dig this sort of sci-fi film but also because I’ve been very impressed with what I’ve seen from Tron Legacy so far. And if that’s down to Kosinski – and not just the special effects and clever marketing – then the director has a great future ahead of him.

We’ll keep you updated on Archangels as more news comes out.

While we wait, Tron Legacy hits theaters on December 17th, 2010.

Source: Heat Vision

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  1. Sounds interesting. The concept catches my attention mentioning Bourne makes me more interested and seeing the names Ridley and Scott togather makes me want to see a trailer. Sounds good shoot it tomarrow lol

  2. the simple fact that it’s described as a “bourne-style thriller” tells me it’s not all that “original”, in all honesty.

    there are a million great sci-fi books out there, with actual original stories. WHY aren’t they mining those for film ideas?

  3. So mike it’s not original if your story is a bourne like style but involving aliens but it’s original to rip off a book that you read? By original it means it’s a story they developed not based on an established property. By Bourne they are saying it’s going to be influenced by Bourne not copy it. Nearly every film is inspired by other films and in a pitch meeting studios always require you to compare it to something so they know what to expect. Nolan was forced to do the same thing with Inception and he used Matrix as an example.

    • I’d consider it “original” to take a good story that someone wrote and turn it into a good film. yes.

  4. That’s the opposite of original. Don’t get me wrong I like good films based on good properties but it’s not at all original which is fine by me. TDK was a great film and I’d rather see more great films like it even if they are based on something else.

    Like I said be for nothing is completely original it’s impossible in to days day and but you can contain a certain amount of originalty you can still do something unique. Which this sounds to be. You can’t be completely original these days be you can be more original than the average film. However a film based on an established property like a book can never be original it can be good but it will never be original because it has litterally been done before lol.