Walt Disney has announced that they have acquired the rights to the film adaptation of Oblivion, the upcoming graphic novel being released by Radical Publishing. The title was created by Joseph Kosinski, written by Arvid Nelson, and illustrated by Andrée Wallin.
The deal comes as no big surprise; Kosinski is the director of Disney’s Tron: Legacy, and the existing relationship made plenty of sense for this new project. Along with the acquisition of of the property, Disney will also have Kosinski directing and producing this film for them as well.
Oblivion takes place in the future where radiation has destroyed the Earth’s surface, forcing any remaining human beings to live at high altitudes above the clouds as vicious alien creatures scavenge the wastelands below. When Jak, a surface drone repairman, discovers a woman in a crashed pod, many mysteries and questions begin to arise and cause Jak to wonder about everything he’s ever known.
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