Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is developing Oblivion, based on his own concept, as a feature for Radical Pictures.
The Hollywood Reporter says Kosinski has signed to direct the action feature and will produce along with Radical principal Barry Levine, filmmaker David Fincher and Anonymous Content’s David Morrison.
Oblivion also will become an illustrated novel, Radical Publishing’s first venture beyond comic books, done in a format featuring 40 fully painted landscape images that will accompany the prose.
The story is set in post-apocalyptic Earth, where civilization lives above the clouds and scavengers illegally collect artifacts from the polluted and destroyed surface below. When one young scavenger discovers a crashed spacecraft planetside–and a beautiful women within–he rejoices at the find. Little does he realize that his discovery will lead him to a journey filled with romance, adventure and unimaginable danger.
“I was looking to make a science fiction film that I could do on a budget,” Kosinski said of the initial concept. “It’s grown since then, but it’s intended to be a very spare science fiction film, with a small cast but big ideas and big landscapes.”