Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, Olivia
Wilde, Beau Garrett Director: Joseph Kosinski
U.S. Opening Date: December 17th, 2010
Sean Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin
Flynn, looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into
the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father
has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant, father
and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning
cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly
Tron Legacy, as Tron 2 is now title is set for a 2010 release date - 28 years after the first
Released in 1981 the original
Tron boasted some ground-breaking special effects involving
gladiatorial battles featuring, amongst others, motorbikes set “inside” a
computer making it probably the first virtual reality movie ever. However
the film cost a fortune to make and bombed at the box office. In the
interim it has however grown in cult status, particularly amongst ageing thirtysomethingers who were impressed with it as kids.
The plot involved a hacker (Bridges) who is “swallowed”
into a virtual reality world and has to battle a rogue computer entity
with the help of another entity. Incidentally Jeff Bridges was seen most
recently as the bad guy in Iron Man and Bruce Boxleitner went on to
play Sheridan in the epic
Babylon 5 TV series.
The film is being pushed as a “sequel” and not a remake, which will
make it one of the most belated sequels in Hollywood history . . .
(The winner by all counts is Return to Oz, made 46 years after the
original Wizard of Oz! Still, that one didn't star the same actors. If you can think of an even more belated sequel – one made a much longer
time after the original starring the same actors – then let me know at
Tron Legacy will be filmed using stop-motion capture
and will be directed by commercials director Joseph Kosinski who is
currently also set to helm the Black Hole
remake . . .