Tron: Legacy is still three months away from hitting movie theaters, but first-time director Joseph Kosinski has wisely begun lining up new projects to direct (e.g., Archangels, The Black Hole remake). Before he took the Tron: Legacy gig, Kosinski attempted to get a personal project, Oblivion, into production, eventually turning to Radical Publishing, comic-book writer Arvid Nelson (Rex Mundi) and artist Andree Wallin to develop his treatment for a dystopian, science-fiction actioner into an "illustrated novel." After previewing Oblivion at this year's San Diego Comic-Con and shopping it around, Disney, obviously impressed with Kosinski's work on Tron: Legacy, picked up the film rights.
Here's the official plot description courtesy of Radical Publishing:
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.