'Oblivion' Acquired by Disney

'Tron: Legacy' director Joseph Kosinski will produce and direct the comic book adaptation.
Disney picks up Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion
Disney picks up Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion
Radical Publishing is proud to announce that Disney has acquired the film adaptation of Oblivion, based on Radical Publishing's illustrated novel created by Tron: Legacy director, Joseph Kosinski, written by Rex Mundi creator, Arvid Nelson, and with illustrations by Andrée Wallin. Oblivion will be directed by Joseph Kosinski and will be produced by Radical's President and Publisher, Barry Levine, and Kosinski. Radical Studios' Executive Vice President Jesse Berger is signed on as Executive Producer. Kosinski is repped by Verve and Anonymous Content while Radical is repped by CAA and David Schiff.

In a future where the Earth's surface has been irradiated beyond recognition, the remnants of humanity live above the clouds, safe from the brutal alien Scavengers that stalk the ruins. But when surface drone repairman Jak discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, it sets off an unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows.

"We're thrilled to partner with Joe Kosinski on Oblivion," said Barry Levine, president of Radical Pictures. "Joe is one of the most creative forces in filmmaking today. From the moment he teamed with Radical to produce the book and film, he had such a clear vision of the Oblivion landscape and universe. Add to that Joe's successful partnership with Disney on Tron: Legacy, and you have all the ingredients for a phenomenal action/adventure film."

Oblivion, the 128-page illustrated novel, will be released in Summer 2011 and will feature prose, combined with over 40 fully painted landscape renderings. Oblivion will be distributed worldwide through Random House.

Oblivion was released April 19th, 2013 and stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, Zoe Bell, Abigail Lowe. The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski.



Sources: Heat Vision Blog

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  1. Emmytt

    k

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  2. Diaigma

    What is with all this spam lately??? ):(

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  3. Diaigma

    Very cool. I developed a story similar to this one, only it's a comedy :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  4. OhTheFilmNerd

    tron hasnt even been released and everyone thinks hes going to do well

    4 years agoby @ohthefilmnerdFlag

  5. ejk1

    At the very least I'll read the novel. It seems like a promising tale.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  6. Dan

    Sounds like an interesting concept.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  7. Charles DeMar

    I thought this was going to have some relation to the video game but I guess not.

    4 years agoby @nemesissisFlag

  8. DoubleR0522

    COOL !!!!

    4 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  9. Cripple

    @Drifter49, Calm down son, just stating a fact. I think he is very talented.

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  10. RojoDiablo

    Very cool!

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  11. BawnianĀ©-Dexeus

    Sounds cool

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. sylar

    THERE WAS AND OLD MOVIE WITH THIS NAME ABOUT SPACE COWBOYS LIKE COWBOYS AND ALIENS BUT IN THE FUTURE XD

    4 years agoby @sylarFlag

  13. Goodbye

    @Cripple:He's getting alot of work lately because he's damn talented.Also,He better do this justice.

    4 years agoby @drifter49Flag

  14. Cripple

    This guys getting a lot of work lately. I hope this goes well for him.

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag