In town to talk Oblivion, Joseph Kosinski also has an eye firmly fixed on his follow-up to Tron Legacy. The third in the Tron franchise is currently at the script stage and gearing up for pre-production and no doubt a world of funky, space-aged design work.
"Tron 3 delivers on the promise of Tron Legacy, particular the final scenes," elaborates the director. "There's a big clue there as to where we'll go with the next one. There's some characters we establish at the beginning of Tron Legacy who have a much larger role in Tron 3." Sounds like Cillian Murphy's Edward Dillinger Jr. will have some work to do next time around, following in the footsteps of his previous work playing a son-of-a-CEO role in Inception... Click below for the video itself.
And will Tron 3 build on Tron Legacy's five IMAX sequences? "I love IMAX as a format," adds Kosinski, who shot Oblivion in 75mm. "So, yes, absolutely. It will be an IMAX film."
75mm? Really? Not what I heard ... anyone know different?
All the articles I've read say that Oblivion was shot on the Sony CineAlta F65. It records a 4K image to a Super 35mm CMOS sensor, but the F65 sensor doubles the horizontal pixles to make it close to 8K. 4K off an 8K sensor makes the image a lot sharper so the rushes coming out of the F65 are great for IMAX. Does Empire know something I don't or do they mean that the digital image from the Sony is an equivalent in resolution to 75mm? My nerd gland will remain inflamed until I know. More