Disney Grabs Radical’s OBLIVION

Radical Publishing may be a small player in the comic book market, but they produce some of the highest quality works out there.  With titles like the supernatural thriller Hotwire and the newly released Driver for the Dead, Radical is making their play to become a bigger force in the industry and it’s safe to say they’re gaining some serious momentum.  The team over at Radical has included some driving forces behind a few of their works that are some not-so-traditional names in the comic book world, such as Nick Simmons (son of KISS rocker Gene) and Tron: Legacy director, Joseph Kosinski.

Kosinski’s duties can be found as the creative mind on the sci-fi pages of OBLIVION, which has just been picked up by Disney to be made into a feature-length film.  RadicalPublishing.com describes the story as, “…set on a future Earth, where civilization lives above the clouds and scavengers collect ancient artifacts from the polluted surface below.  When one young scavenger finds a crashed spacecraft planetside, it leads him on a journey filled with romance and adventure.”  Kosinski was courted by other studios, but it seems like it was his already-established relationship with Disney (via Tron: Legacy) that planted OBLIVION lock, stock and barrel at the house of the mouse.  While the OBLIVION book will land in stores this fall, there is no word yet on a release date for the film.  One would venture to guess the movie could arrive in theaters in late 2011 at the earliest with a date some time in 2012 as a bit more likely.


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