jesse wigutow

Word is that Garrett Hedlund is all set to come back in the Tron: Legacy sequel (Tron 3 technically) as Sam Flynn. Last week Disney brought screenwriter Jesse Wigutow on board to handle the rewrite chores. Hedlund, when pressed by NextMovie, said:

“Yeah. Are we gonna break this now? Disney’s very excited,” he said of the project. “That’s about that. You know, yeah, I’m very excited, Disney’s very excited.”

Are you excited too? Tron: Legacy wasn’t a bad film, but it just didn’t capture the originals feel for me. Yes, I did see the original in the theater when it came out. I am that frackin’ old.

There’s no official word or even shakey rumor about the film’s plot or story line, but there’s sure to be mayhem in the digital realm. Joseph Kosinski is back to direct with principle photography to start sometime in 2014.

Via: Next Movie

There be rumblings again that another sequel to TRON is getting underway at Disney with the hiring of a new screenwriter.

Now sure, the reception to TRON Legacy wasn’t exactly glowing, but the film did end up making $400 million worldwide, and new Disney hefe Alan Horn is apparently a fan, so you know that that means: some random screenwriter with a couple of unproduced credits to his name gets the nod!

The writer’s name is Jesse Wigutow, and he has about four produced screenplays to his credit: two shorts, a TV movie and the 2003 feature/Douglas family vanity project It Runs in the Family. He’s also written the Summit Entertainment reboot of the Crow along with the adaptation of the Peter Pan origin novel  Peter and the Starcatchers and the script for Parallel, both of which are being supervised by TRON: Legacy co-producer Justin Springer.

Wigutow will be taking a stab at re-writing a draft penned by David DiGilio author of the script for the Paul Walker “comedy” Eight Below, and the conspiracy series Traveler. Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is still expected to direct a third TRON.

So if you’re a TRON fan this is progress, right? On the other hand, in order to beat the length of time between the last two TRON films, all they have to do is deliver sometime in the next quarter century. Plenty of time to get the script right.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

We heard yesterday that the lawsuit surrounding the remake of The Crow has finally been settled and that The Weinstein Co. (TWC) and Relativity Media have decided to make nice with each other in the sandbox.

Now it looks like everything is moving ahead full steam as we have a director and a screenwriter on board.  F. Javier Gutiérrez has been signed to direct the remake, and Jesse Wigutow will write the script.

Hit the jump for the official press release!