Disney have hired William Monahan, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Departed, to adapt the graphic novel for Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski.
Monahan also has writing credits on Kingdom of Heaven, Body of Lies, Edge of Darkness and the upcoming London Boulevard, which he will make his directorial debut. The “Illustrated novel” announced back in February was written by Kosinski with art by Andree Wallin.
Kosinski has been developing the idea for the last five years, which he had initially hoped to make his directorial debut with the story before Tron came along. He had conceived the idea as a “very spare science
fiction film with a small cast but big ideas and big landscapes” that could be made on a medium budget.