Director Joseph Kosinski expects ‘Tron 3’ first draft in two weeks

'I think it delivers on the promise both 'Tron' movies made,' he says

Director Joseph Kosinski has said that he is expecting the first draft of Tron 3 in the next two weeks.

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.

The director has now revealed that he is about to receive the first draft of the script and is confident that a third instalment in the Tron franchise will go ahead as planned.

Speaking to Collider at WonderCon, he said: “I think I’m two weeks away from getting the draft. This is a story we’ve been working on since 2009, so that’s four years now. I’m really excited about the idea that we have for it.”

He continued: “I think it delivers on the promise that both TRON movies have made. It opens the movie up, in a way that I think is going to give it a much broader appeal. Whereas TRON (Legacy) really, ultimately, in the end, catered most to TRON fans, this idea broadens it some more, in really exciting ways.

“But, it’s all about the script and making sure that that story is compelling enough to get all of us back together. Those movies are hard to make. It’s a two-and-a-half to three-year journey. So, to go back in there and go back to the Grid, it’s going to have to be a pretty spectacular script. We’ve got a great writer on it, so we’ll see.”

Kosinski also revealed that the film currently has a working title of TR3N, but admitted that it’s likely it will be renamed for cinema release. “We have an idea, but nothing is set in stone yet. We have some exciting ideas”, he said.