And he says the new movie will pick up where 2010's 'Tron: Legacy' left off

Director Joseph Kosinski has spoken out about Tron 3, revealing that he is “really excited” about the idea for the movie.

Kosinski directed 2010’s Tron: Legacy, a belated sequel to 1982’s sci-fi classic Tron starring Garrett Hedlund alongside original lead Jeff Bridges. Tron: Legacy opened to pretty mixed reviews, but performed well at the box office, grossing over $400 million (£248 million) worldwide.

Earlier this month (December 2012), Hedlund confirmed that he is returning for Tron 3, but gave little else away. Now Kosinski has spoken slightly more openly about the next chapter.

Discussing his motivations for making another Tron film, the director told MTV: “I mean, obviously, the only reason to go back would be if we could do something spectacular and really push the ideas forward that we had established in Legacy. We have an idea and an approach and a way into it that I’m really excited about, and now it’s about execution on the level of the script. So [we’re] working hard on that in the background, and hopefully that’ll all come together.”

Continuing, Kosinski revealed that the new movie will pick up where the last one left off. He explained: “It’s still the same plan in that Tron 3 would deliver on the promises set up at the end of Legacy in different ways. You look at what happened in the closing scenes of Legacy – I think it sets a clear direction for what could happen in the next chapter.”

Meanwhile, Kosinski’s latest film Oblivion is due to open in cinemas next April (2013). The trailer for the sci-fi flick, which stars Tom Cruise, has recently appeared online and you can watch it here.