Variety says Steven Lisberger, the writer-director of Tron (1982; my review), is now developing a movie called Soul Code:
Lisberger will direct the story of a tech pioneer who has perfected a way to download and transfer a person’s memory. Script examines what happens when her memory is placed into a much younger woman’s body. . . .
Lisberger met [Jessica] Chobot, a comely tech guru with a devoted following among the geek set, at a “Tron” screening and was quickly intrigued by her fresh femme take on a male-dominated arena. The two soon began hatching a story about the dangers of cyberspace from a distinctly female point of view.
“Jess is not a film person — she was a fan — and that was refreshing,” Lisberger said. “She wasn’t double-thinking what the audience wants; she was the audience.”
Lisberger, who has been involved with several post-”Tron” projects that never got off the ground, said this one “felt different from the get-go.” . . .
Lisberger has also become more jaded about cyberspace in the intervening years. He credits Chobot for re-energizing his creative muse, noting that he really didn’t have a project to which he felt a real connection until they cooked up “Soul Code.” This project, he said, is the type he wanted to explore 25 years ago, when he was developing “Tron.” . . .