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[13.10.2010] Bei Facebook kann man in den Track "The Game Has Changed" von Daft Punk reinhören, derweil gibt es bei CS! ein neues "Daft Punk"-Poster...

[12.10.2010] Bei HeyUGuys.co.uk gibt es ein Video-Interview mit dem Regisseur Joseph Kosinski... Und bei Slashfilm kann man ein spezielles Poster im "Daft Punk"-Stil bestaunen, die für den "Tron Legacy"-Soundtrack verantwortlich zeichnen - dieser erscheint nun übrigens erst am 7. Dezember 2010 !!!

[10.10.2010] CS! berichtet über ein Online-Rätsel, welches zu TronNight2010.com führt... Bei der Tron Night 2010 handelt es sich um ein IMAX 3D Event am 28.10.2010 bei dem über 20 Minuten aus "Tron Legacy" gezeigt werden !!!

[28.09.2010] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Garrett Hedlund... Unter TronSoundtrack.com ist die offizielle Website zum "TRON: Legacy" Soundtrack von Daft Punk online gegangen, der am 22. November 2010 veröffentlicht wird...

[18.09.2010] Bei CS! gibt es ein Charakter-Poster von Jeff Bridges...

[14.09.2010] Bei CS! gibt es ein Charakter-Poster von Garrett Hedlund als Sam Flynn...

[11.09.2010] CS! zeigt ein "Tron Legacy" Sneak-Peek Video... Ausserdem kann man bei CS! einen Blick auf Olivia Wilde als Quorra werfen...

[02.09.2010] CS! zeigt ein weiteres neues "Tron Legacy"-Poster...

[31.08.2010] Bei CS! kann man einen Blick auf die Collector's Edition des PS3-Videospiels "Tron: Evolution" werfen...

[27.08.2010] CS! zeigt ein neues "Tron Legacy"-Poster...

[07.07.2010] Bei CS! gibt es den 2. Teil eines "Tron Legacy"-Setberichts...

[30.06.2010] Bei CS! gibt es ein sehenswertes "Tron Legacy"-Werbeplakat für die Comic-Con in San Diego...

[23.06.2010] Bei CS! gibt es Bilder von "Tron Legacy"-Toys & Electronics...

[18.06.2010] Bei CS! gibt es erste Infos zum "Tron Legacy"-Panel auf der Comic-Con...

[04.06.2010] Bei CS! gibt es ein neues Werbeplakat für "Tron Legacy"...

[11.05.2010] Bei CS! gibt es eine umfangreiche "Tron Legacy"-Galerie...

[01.05.2010] Bei Yahoo! Movies kann man ein neues "Tron Legacy"-Vehikel bestaunen...

[06.04.2010] Heat Vision meldet...
"Tron Legacy" isn't due until December, but Disney already is putting a sequel on its monorail track.
Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, the "Lost" writers/executive producers who worked on "Legacy," have begun writing a sequel to the studio's sci-fi tentpole.
No details have been released because it is so early in the process. Notwithstanding the question of whether the movie will be a hit, other topics to ponder are whether the sequel will focus on spinoff characters or center on a new adventure set in the "Tron" world. Insiders have suggested that Kitsis and Horowitz are working on a way to round the story into a trilogy.
No deals have been made with "Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski or cast members to return, though options were placed in the original deals, and Disney surely would hope to reunite all the elements if "Legacy" proves to be a hit. Also needing to be figured out is who would produce a sequel. Sean Bailey, a producer on "Legacy," is now Disney's president of production.
Still, with Bailey as production head and WME-repped Kitsis and Horowitz writing more "Tron," Disney seems to be believe in what they have.


[21.03.2010] Bei AICN gibt es einen Bericht vom "Tron Legacy"-Set...

[17.03.2010] Bei CS! gibt es den 1. Teil eines "Tron Legacy"-Setberichts...

[11.03.2010] Bei CS! kann man neues "Tron Legacy" Werbematerial bestaunen...

[09.03.2010] Der neue "Tron Legacy" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!

[05.03.2010] THR.com meldet...
Disney Channel is developing a "Tron" animated series to follow the upcoming theatrical release of "Tron: Legacy."
The news was part of Disney's upfront presentation Tuesday evening to media buyers and clients, which included a preview of the "Tron" series. Geared towards kids age 6-14, the plan is to precede "Tron" with another project, a 10-part "Tron" micro-series premiering in fall 2011 on Disney XD.
Gary Marsh, entertainment president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, also offered a glimpse of "Legacy," which is at such an early juncture in the development process that only stills were available.
"Tron is another example of how we can take advantage of the intellectual property that the studio unit pays tens, if not hundreds, of millions to develop and market," said Marsh.
The "Tron" projects represent a CGI-refresh of Disney's 1982 theatrical, with "Legacy" expected to be released in December. [...]


[28.02.2010] Bei CS! gibt es eine Beschreibung zum kommenden "Tron Legacy" Teaser-Trailer !!!

[25.02.2010] Auf der Website Pitcell.com, Teil der "Tron Legacy" Marketing-Kampagne, gibt es ein neues Szenenbild... Und SCI FI Wire sprach mit Michael Sheen... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!

[16.02.2010] Bei CS! gibt es Infos zur "Tron Legacy" Marketing-Kampagne...

[03.02.2010] Bei CS! gibt es ein Bild von Jeff Bridges in "Tron Legacy" !!!

[22.01.2010] MTV.com sprach mit dem Regisseur Joseph Kosinski über "Tron Legacy"...

[21.01.2010] Bei MTV.com gibt es ein sehenswertes Poster zu "Tron Legacy" !!!

[18.12.2009] Bei CS! gibt es ein neues Bild zu "Tron Legacy" !!!

[14.12.2009] Bei GameTrailers.com gibt es ein "First Look"-Video zum Videospiel "Tron: Evolution"...

[10.12.2009] Bei HeyUGuys.co.uk gibt es neue Bilder zu "Tron Legacy" !!!

[27.10.2009] GameRevolution sprach mit den Produzenten...

[04.10.2009] CS! sprach mit Olivia Wilde über die Dreharbeiten...

[18.09.2009] CS! meldet...
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Corporation today announced that Tron Legacy, the intense, high-tech 3D adventure starring Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde, will be released to IMAX theatres in IMAX 3D simultaneously with the film's wide release on December 17, 2010. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Tron Legacy will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with IMAX DMR (Digital Re-Mastering) technology. Tron Legacy is the third film of the previously announced five-picture agreement between IMAX and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. [...]

[15.09.2009] CS! weiss mehr über die Rolle von Michael Sheen...
[...] The most recent announcement was that Sheen would be playing a role in Disney's upcoming Tron Legacy and everyone automatically assumed he'd be playing a villain--why do they always assume that? Do they not realize what a nice guy he is?--but earlier, he revealed exclusively to ComingSoon.net that he would in fact be playing a nightclub host in the Tron world.
"That was amazing, because there's a lot of green screen in that," he told us, "But my stuff was mainly in this amazing set that they built because I'm a nightclub host, so they built the nightclub and there were hundreds of extras and it was one of those great scenes where there's just loads going on."
He went on to comment on the much-viewed short film (the Grid VFX Concept Test) that was used as a demo to get the film greenlit, saying that the movie has far surpassed the impressive CG work in that film. "[Director Joseph Kosinski] did that to get Disney to give the okay to make the film. Joe now says that he doesn't like people seeing that because it's moved on so much from that, and that looks awesome." [...]


[04.09.2009] CS! meldet...
Walt Disney Pictures has set a December 17, 2010 release date for Tron Legacy. The move puts the highly-anticipated film up against Sony's The Green Hornet and The Smurfs, as well as Warner Bros.' Yogi Bear (We assume at least "Smurfs" will move, since that's two Sony releases on the same date.)
Tron Legacy is directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett and Michael Sheen.
In the 3D adventure, Sam Flynn (Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Bridges), 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 (Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. [...]


[10.08.2009] IESB sprach auf der San Diego Comic-Con mit Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Joe Kosinski, Steve Lisberger und Oren Aviv über "Tron Legacy"...
Q: [...] Can you talk about the look of Tron City and what that new world will be like?
Lisberger:
The world of Tron has evolved. It's like an aquarium, disconnected from the outside world for 20 or 25 years. As it's continued to evolve and grow, the simulation has gotten more perfect and more realistic. The scale of the world is much bigger than it was before, with the realism, the physics and the visceral quality of it. I want the film to feel like we went in and shot everything with motion picture cameras. The line between what is real and now should be blurred, so you can't tell the difference. [...]
Q: Are there any nods to the original Tron, in this?
Kosinski:
Yeah, I think for fans of the original film, there's going to be a lot in there for them to discover. It's a movie that, even if you haven't seen the original Tron, you'll be able to sit down, watch this and get totally wrapped up in the world. But, if you are a hard-core fan, there are a lot of things hidden in the film that you'll enjoy. Our crew worked very hard to make sure that everything lined up perfectly with the Tron legacy. [...]
Q: Are you considering this film a remake, a sequel or a spin-off story?
Lisberger:
If you come to this movie, you don't have to have any prior knowledge of the Tron universe or mythology. This movie is a stand-alone, entertaining movie. What we did do is look very closely at the 1982 movie, and we talked a lot. We tried to build the mythology between 1982 and 2010. This movie takes place in 2010, but accepts the history of what happened between 1982 and 2010 really happened. It heavily considers the original, and accepts the events of the original as true fact and back-story, for our story. But, our story is a stand-alone story.


[24.07.2009] Der "Tron Legacy" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!

[04.07.2009] Bei CC2K gibt es eine Kritik zu einem frühren Drehbuchentwurf des Sequels... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] It's a sequel in the Die Hard 2 sense of the term. Meaning, it's less a pure continuation of the original narrative - like The Empire Strikes Back - and more a dutiful remake told on a larger scale and with a bigger budget. [...]

[06.03.2009] Wie Upcoming Film Scores meldet, kümmert sich das französische Duo "Daft Punk" ganz offiziell um die musikalische Untermalung des Sequels...

[04.03.2009] Bei AICN gibt es Details zum Plot des Sequels... Vorsicht massive SPOILER !!!

[20.02.2009] Bei Collider.com gibt es Artwork zum Sequel...

[09.02.2009] io9.com meldet...
Director Joe Kosinski is already filming Tron 2, and he'll show audiences what he's come up with so far at this year's San Diego Comic-Con... But don't expect it to look like the finished movie.
At today's Radical Studios panel, publisher Barry Levine talked about Kosinksi's summer plans while discussing Oblivion, the director's "illustrated novel" they plan to publish next year:
Joseph Kosinski is directing Tron 2, and last year he did amazingly well at [San Diego Comic-Con] where he showed that test and had 6000 people show up. This year, he's going to have a trailer, not of the entire film, but just what he's been shooting. He started shooting in April, and given his pedigree and what I know about the film and what I know about Joe... the film will be amazing. So he'll show that trailer there. [...]


[13.01.2009] Bei MTV.com gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Olivia Wilde...
[...] "It’s going to be a kind of revolution in filmmaking and film watching," Olivia Wilde promised MTV News on the Golden Globes red carpet.
"Now that everyone has such great entertainment systems in their house," she continued, "they don’t need to go to the movies anymore, but we’re going to give them a reason to. Not only will it be 3-D, but they’ll be seeing things they’ve never seen before in film."
Recently, we learned the "Tron 2" production is shying away from green-screen in favor of actual sets, and Wilde says the end result will - more or less - blow your mind. "It’s beyond 21st century," she stated. "I don’t know what century we’re in but it’s new."
If that wasn’t enough, Wilde maintains the reverberations from the sequel will extend far beyond the Hollywood hills. "It’ll really, I think, spark not only excitement in the film community but also in the fashion community. I mean the stuff that they’ve designed is so incredible that I think it’s going to have a ripple effect and people will be very inspired." [...]


[08.01.2009] THR.com meldet...
Disney has picked up-and-comer Garrett Hedlund to star in "Tron," the studio's sequel to the 1982 cult classic by the same name being directed by Joseph Kosinski.
Hedlund, who made his debut in 2004's "Troy," has until now acted in larger ensemble pieces. He was one of the football players in Peter Berg's "Friday Night Lights," one of the foursome in the ensemble thriller "Four Brothers," a supporting player in the fantasy film "Eragon," and he appeared opposite Lindsay Lohan, Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman in "Georgia Rule."
Hedlund has been considered one of those actors that is on the cusp within the industry, though without much of a profile in middle America. Starring in a $100-plus million effects-intensive feature could change that.
Disney cast a wide net as it searched for the role that, because of the title, generated a lot of interest. Such potential leads as Ryan Gosling and Chris Pine met on the project, while Michael Stahl-David ("Cloverfield') was one of the those that screen-tested.
Hedlund will play the lead, a man who finds himself pulled into the world of a computer and retracing the steps of a character from the original movie named Kevin Flynn.
Jeff Bridges is reprising the role of Flynn, who was a computer programr but ended up as the CEO of a software corporation. Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett have also been cast in the project, which was known as "Tron 2" and "Tr2n" but it now going with the simple "Tron."
Sean Bailey is producing along with Steven Lisberger, who co-wrote and directed the original film, and Jeff Silver. The movie is eyeing a spring shoot. [...]


[07.01.2009] SciFi.com sprach mit Olivia Wilde...
[...] They're going to build a huge amount of the set. The director, Joe Kosinski, has made some unbelievable commercials. People can check out his Web site. He's just a really talented guy. And he's a really big fan of using as much sets as you can, because he's an architect as well, so he likes to build these worlds. And with something like Tron, I think it helps to create the environment as much as possible without too much green screen so that these characters can exist within this world, ... with the feel ... as real as possible. [...]

[26.12.2008] CS! meldet...
Bruce Boxleitner, who played Alan Bradley and the title character in Walt Disney Pictures' 1982 film Tron, is currently filming a role for the studio's upcoming Tron 2.0. He joins fellow original cast member Jeff Bridges and newcomers Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett in the anticipated action-adventure.
In the original, hacker/arcade owner Kevin Flynn (Bridges) is digitally broken down into a data stream by a villainous software pirate known as the Master Control Program (MCP) and reconstituted into the internal, 3-D graphical world of computers. It is there, in the ultimate blazingly colorful, geometrically intense landscapes of cyberspace, that Flynn joins forces with Tron (Boxleitner) to outmaneuver the MCP that holds them captive in the equivalent of a gigantic, infinitely challenging computer game.
Though plot details are being kept under wraps, it is know that the new movie will act as the "next chapter." Wilde will play a worker in the virtual world who tries to help fight Master Control Program, while Garrett will play a siren in the virtual world.


[16.12.2008] THR.com meldet...
Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett are the first to sign on for "Tron 2.0," the sequel to the 1982 Disney cult classic being directed by Joseph Kosinski.
Sean Bailey is producing along with Steven Lisberger, who co-wrote and directed the original film, and Jeff Silver.
The original, about a programmer thrust into a computer and forced to fight in games he helped create, is remembered for its sci-fi gladiator-style battles and groundbreaking special effects.
The new movie is acting as a "next chapter." Plot details are being guarded closely, but Wilde will play a worker in the virtual world who tries to help fight Master Control Program, the villainous intelligence protocol that was the nemesis in the original film.
Garrett will play a siren in the virtual world.
The male lead has not been cast, but the studio and filmmakers are screen-testing actors as it brings on other leads and supporting players.
"Tron 2.0" is eyeing a spring shoot and is shaping up as one of the studio's most anticipated projects in years. Kosinski shot reels to test technology and showcase his vision for the film; the footage screened at Comic-Con in July and was one of the most buzzed-about films coming out of the geekfest.
Brigham Taylor is overseeing for Disney.
Wilde, repped by Endeavor and Kass & Stokes Management, can be seen on the Fox series "House." She next appears in "The Year One" with Jack Black and Michael Cera. Garrett, repped by ICM and 1 Management, appeared in "Made of Honor" and "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer." The two appeared together in "Turistas."


[06.10.2008] The Guardian sprach mit Jeff Bridges...
[...] Is that why you signed up for the new Tron movie?
Yeah, that's another unique, wild experience that was too good to turn down. Engaging in that world again feels just like it did all that time ago. Basically, I'm still a child, I love being childlike, and here was another chance to play with these crazy toys. And the cutting-edge technology makes it exciting. Doing the teaser trailer for Comic-Con, I had my first experience of motion capture. And that's turning the industry on its head. It's amazing being part of that.
There's such a retro love for Tron. How do you bring it up to date?
Well, when we made Tron there was no internet, no cellphones. But now we have motion capture, so I think we'll get a far more successful version of the story, which is someone literally getting sucked into a video game. When we did King Kong in the 70s, one minute you'd have a shot of Rick Baker in this big suit and then you'd cut to this 80ft stiff model, and they looked nothing alike. Compare to that Peter Jackson's King Kong the technology is there and they did a wonderful job. I thought they created a beautiful Kong. So I hope that'll be the same for Tron. [...]


[03.10.2008] AICN meldet...
Last week, Disney informed us that TRON 2 (or TR2N) is indeed heading into production. While this was reassuring after the maybe/maybe not announcement at Comic Con (that eye-popping teaser was essentially test footage), the lack of specificity (aside from director Joseph Kosinski and writers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis) bothered me. If this is really happening, shouldn't there be some additional talent already attached?
Well, there is. And it's some seriously talented talent. Tonight, WATCHMEN and 300 costume designer Michael Wilkinson confirmed to me that TR2N is his next project (after TERMINATOR SALVATION). He couldn't offer up any precise detail on what he'll do with those iconic outfits, but it's comforting to know that he's approaching the film as a fan of the original. [...]


[02.08.2008] AICN zitiert "Tron"-Regisseur Steven Lisberger...
[...] Jim Hill’s piece on Tr2n sounds very dramatic but actually we are trying to put all the drama into the script. I can assure you I am very much involved with Tr2n. It’s a collaborative effort just like the first film was. We have a very talented and dedicated young group and I am doing my best to inspire them as much as they are inspiring me. The trailer, as amazing as it is, is only the beginning. [...] My capacity is to be the best creative force I can be on the project and a mentor - which is my job as Producer. [...]

[01.08.2008] Jim Hill Media meldet...
[...] It's been a week now since that "TR2N" teaser trailer ran at Comic-Con. And Disneyana & sci-fi fans are desperate for additional information about this Summer 2010 release.
Well, let me share some info that I'm sure will send all of you "TRON" fanboys out there straight off the Game Grid. Guess who's the real power-behind-the-throne (The Master Control Program, if you will) on this particular Walt Disney Pictures production? Would you believe John Lasseter? [...]
John was quite taken with the look of "TRON" (as well as -- of course -- that film's use of computer animation). But as for that movie's storyline ... Lasseter wasn't really a fan. He felt that Lisberger had missed some obvious opportunities to create a truly compelling piece of entertainment. Something that would have touched an audience's emotions as it dazzled their eyes.
Which is why -- even though Steve (i.e. "TRON" 's original director & co-writer) has spent the past five years developing a script for a sequel -- none of that material will now be used in the production of "TR2N."
Don't get me wrong, folks. Lasseter is still extremely respectful of all the groundbreaking work that Lisberger & his production team did on the first "TRON." Which is why Steve will receive a co-producer credit on this 2010 Walt Disney Pictures release. But as for Lisberger having any real creative input on the sequel ... "GAME OVER !," man.
"So -- if Steve isn't working on the 'TR2N' screenplay anymore -- who is then?," you ask. Well ... Allegedly at John's insistence, Disney hired Eddie Kitsis & Adam Horowitz to create a script for this sequel. Given their long association with "Lost," Kitsis & Horowitz have lots of experience when it comes to guiding colorful characters through surreal settings. Which made Eddie & Adam an obvious choice for the "TR2N" assignment.
And if Lisberger's no longer slated to helm the "TRON" sequel, who's Disney now going to get to direct this movie? Joseph Kosinski. Who has yet to actually direct a full-length feature film but has created some award-winning commercials for Saab, Nike and X-Box. [...] To convince Disney executives that his vision for "TR2N" was commercially viable, Joseph spent six months working in secret with the folks at Digital Domain. Laboring to create a vivid, updated version of "TRON" 's famous lightcycles. With the hope that this three-minute-long sequence would then prove to the suits that a sequel to this 26-year-old film would actually appeal to today's gamers.
Which brings us to Disney Interactive Studios' involvement in the "TR2N" project ... To help prime the pump for this potentially-hugely-profitable profect, Disney's gaming division actually released an Xbox 360 version of those classic arcade games, "TRON" and "Discs of TRON," last summer. Given the huge number of units that were then sold to video game players as well as "TRON" fans ... It was clear that there are a lot of people out there who -- just like John Lasseter -- have a very soft spot in their hearts when it comes to this particular Walt Disney Productions release.
But that said ... There are still those at the Studio who are saying that it may be a mistake to release a "TRON" sequel 28 years after the fact. [...]


[26.07.2008] Bei Gizmodo.com gibt es eine Bootleg-Version des "TR2N" Teaser-Trailers, der auf der Comic-Con gezeigt wurde...

[03.03.2008] Wie AICN meldet, soll das "Tron"-Sequel 2011 in die Kinos kommen - in 3D !!!

[16.11.2007] Bei AICN gibt es einen Kommentar zu einem Interview mit Jeff Bridges bei Collider.com...
[...] According to Jeff, he’s being pitched an idea for the sequel pretty soon. He didn’t say what the idea was or who was involved - but he did say the reasons he might want to do it is the innovations to cinema. Here’s what he said, "But the reasons to do it and the reason I did that one (The original Tron) was because it was so innovative and I understand that they’ve got a whole new batch of stuff like that... innovations that they want to use on this so that could be kind of fun." [...]

[12.09.2007] Bei AICN gibt es einen lesenswerten Kommentar zu folgender Meldung bei HollywoodReporter.com...
Commercial director Joseph Kosinski is in final negotiations to develop and direct "Tron," described as "the next chapter" of Disney's 1982 cult classic. Sean Bailey is producing via the Live Planet banner, as is Steven Lisberger, who co-wrote and directed the original film.
Kosinski, who last month signed on to helm the remake of "Logan's Run" for Warner Bros. Pictures, will oversee the visual development of the project and have input on the script, which is being written by "Lost" scribes Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Story details are being kept secret.
The original, about a computer programr thrust into a computer and forced to fight in games he helped create, is remembered for its sci-fi gladiator-style battles and groundbreaking special effects. It was the first movie to use computer-generated images instead of models and other optical effects in conjunction with live action. The arcade game based on the movie was so popular that it earned more than the movie.
When making the original, in order to convince the studio to take a chance on a first-time director, Lisberger shot a test reel, financed by the studio, involving the deadly Frisbee battle. In a case of historical synchronicity, sources said one of the things Kosinski will be doing is working on a sequence involving the movie's Light Cycles to work out his vision for the movie. Sources also said visual effects personnel, for many of whom "Tron" was an inspiration to enter the business, already are jockeying for pole position to work on the sequence.
Brigham Taylor is overseeing for Disney.
Kosinski is a former architect whose specs caught the attention of director David Fincher, who convinced Kosinski to move to Los Angeles, where he joined the director at commercial house Anonymous Content. Kosinski then moved quickly up the ladder, eventually directing award-winning spots for Nike, Apple and Nintendo that gained notice for their use of computer technology that erased the lines between reality and CGI. [...]


[03.04.2007] Harry von AICN erinnert sich an "Tron"...

[14.01.2005] Bei AICN gibt es einen Kommentar zu folgender "Variety"-Meldung, die man bei CS! nachlesen kann...
Disney has hired screenwriters Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal to write a remake of Tron, the 1982 Steven Lisberger film about a computer programmer who gets sucked into the parallel world of a computer program, reports Variety.
Klugman and Sternthal, who just wrote the historical epic Warrior for Gavin O'Connor to direct and Icon to produce, feel that the world has caught up with Lisberger's original concept, making it ripe for redo.
"We are contemporizing it, taking these ideas that were ahead of the curve and applying them to the present, and we feel the film now has a chance to resonate with a young audience," said Klugman.
Sternthal said the new conceit is that the computer programmer gets trapped in a cyberworld, so that the film can utilize the Internet.
The writers take the job as they near an end to writing Black Cat, based on the 1940s Harvey comic book character of a stuntwoman who becomes a vigilante on the streets of Los Angeles. Michael Uslan produces the pic to be directed by Chuck Russell.


[14.09.2003] DH meldet...
More sign the film is going ahead - the press kit for Cold Creek Manor says Richard Jefferies "has several scripts currently begin developed for production, includiing 'Midnight Sun' and 'Tron 2.0'"

[27.07.2003] Moviehole meldete kürzlich...
Word had it that if the recently released "Tron" video-game did well, then the proposed sequel to the much-loved 80’s film would probably happen. In the sequel, Flynn [Jeff Bridges] would be fully lost in the cyber world and someone would be sent to pluck him out. Moviehole caught up with one of the visual team behind the first film this morning to see how the sequel plans are going, and were confronted with some pretty disappointing news. "My sources indicate that the film side of the studio is scared to go ahead with Tron 2.0, and that they have been embarrassed by the games division success with the Tron 2.0 game. I won't count on seeing Tron 2.0 anytime soon." In addition, we’re told that Jeff Bridges isn’t very interested in doing the film - he’s simply only interesting in having a read of the script. Tissue fans?

[20.05.2003] Bei IGN FilmForce gibt es Infos zum Videospiel "Tron 2.0", welches auf der E3 vorgestellt wurde, u.a. gibt es auch einen Kommentar von Bruce Boxleitner
[...] As for the impending question as to whether or not there will be another Tron film? Well, that's anybody's guess. But Boxleitner and company remain optimistic about the possibilities and the potential. "I think they've waited far too long," begins Boxleitner "But maybe the time has come. I believe it should be a big motion picture again. If the game does well enough, I guarantee you. That would be the ultimate irony, that if the game causes interest in doing another movie."

[17.04.2003] Bei AICN gibt es den letzten Stand in Sachen Sequel und einen Kommentar von Harry Knowles...
[...] sounds like TRON 2.0 is going to end up being in the hands of consumers... specifically the consumers of the upcoming video game. So buy one for each platform and then buy them as gifts for friends or people you admire. Yup, it seems that's the only way the film will get made. Apparently they have a script they like, but Disney doesn't yet have the nerve. Sigh...

[02.03.2003] Bei Moviehole gibt es ein Interview mit dem "Visual Effects Supervisor" Harrison Ellenshaw...
They’re talking sequel, would you be involved in that? And if so, any ideas for it?
I am aware that a sequel is in the works, but I haven’t yet been contacted about working on it, so I haven’t given the sequel a lot of thought. It would certainly be a challenge, maybe even more so than the original.
Who’d play the lead in TRON 2 if it got made?
I don’t know whom Disney is considering. But I’d cast Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner in the film. It’s difficult to imagine anyone else playing those parts. I think they’d do it if the script were right. [...]


[14.03.2002] TVinfo.de meldet, dass Monolith an einem "Tron"-Videospiel bastelt... Ergänzung unsererseits: Es wird für die XBox entwickelt...
Zum zwanzigsten Jubiläum hat Disney nicht nur eine restaurierte Version, sondern auch ein neues Computerspiel des Films angekündigt. So wird Tron 2.0, so der Titel des Spiels, auf die verbesserte Version der Jupiter Engine setzen, die bei der Fortsetzung zu "No One lives forever" eingesetzt wird. Triton, so der Name der neuen Grafikengine, wird nach Aussage von Lifetech bisher noch nie gezeigte Grafiken in ein Computerspiel bringen. Monolith, die auch "No One lives forever" programmieren, sind auch für dieses Spiel verantwortlich.

[22.01.2002] Cinescape sprach mit "Tron 2"-Regisseur Steven Lisberger...
"I wrote the first two drafts, then Richard Jeffries was brought in and he did a rewrite... Hopefully we’ll be looking at [the script] around the beginning of the year."
He also said he was looking to Joseph Conrad’s HEARTS OF DARKNESS (the book on which APOCALYPSE NOW was based) for inspiration in his return to the TRON universe. "There are some Conradesque elements to it, having to do with the character of Jeff Bridges’."


[17.01.2002] Phantastik.de meldet...
Die US-DVD des Disney-Films "Tron" enthaelt einen Link zu einer Site im Internet, die offenbar einen Vorgeschmack auf den bisher nicht offiziell angekuendigten Film "Tron 2.0" bietet. Laut "Cinescape" lautet die URL www.tronkillerapp.com.

[10.01.2002] Bei SF Gate gibt es Infos zur "Tron" Special Edition-DVD (RC1), die am 15. Januar 2002 veröffentlicht wird... U.a. gibt es auch Neuigkeiten zum Sequel...
[...] The director's been advised not to discuss the plot, but he does admit that "Tron 2" "goes back in time and takes another fork on the freeway."
Having created an influential vision, Lisberger has a definite challenge before him: to replicate the spot-on prescience of his first film and tap into the next frontier. "We're in a time of cynicism," he says. "I think we've been waiting for some kind of clarity or new beginning." This time, one gets the sense the answer may not be so securely housed inside the machine.


[06.12.2001] Coming Attractions hat Infos zur Story...
"Jeff Bridges character does play a Colonel Kurtz-like character now permanently in cyberspace. The script also features a cyberspace ghetto where all of the obsolete software and videogame characters go when no one uses them anymore. This project had been cold for quite some time until recently, when Disney execs were surprised to learn of the strength of advanced sales for the 20th anniversary DVD going on sale next month (and which may be the best DVD ever produced by Disney). As a result, the sequel has apparently gained momentum as of late. Glimpses of pre-production material for Tron 2.0 will appear on the DVD."

[30.07.2001] Moviehole verdankt "Nicky" folgenden Hinweis...
I was just talking to Jeff Bridges agent regarding the actor's involvement in the "Tron" sequel. At present, seems like Jeff knows little of the sequel (which recently completed it's third draft), and doesn't think he would be interested, however, if a good director jumped aboard, you never know.

[27.07.2001] Coming Attractions berichtet...
Lisberger mentions in today's Hollywood Reporter that he's working on a third draft of the script, following Jeffries' go at it. Some bits he mentioned: "I'd like the sequel to retain the artistic look of the original, while employing more cutting-edge technology and introducing a new cast of characters. We could do a movie that looks like the original today for $200,000." They're shooting for what cyberspace will look like in twenty years, Lisberger says, and would like to revive the thing as an ongoing franchise for Disney. Also, because software is constantly updated--Tron could indeed be a completely different actor. As for light cycles? They're in there. Oh yeah.

[07.01.2001] Coming Attractions weiss mehr über "TRON 2.0"... Kamehameha hat das Drehbuch gelesen...
A nefarious Orwellian-esque mega SEARCH ENGINE (this movie’s revived replacement for the MCP) has been developed, which is more powerful than any other search engine, virus, or program yet invented. This all-consuming SEARCH ENGINE threatens to take over the world by sucking up every single speck of info/data in the electronic universe - there is no security measure capable of preventing this program engine from getting and taking whatever it wants. Corporations and governments cannot stand alone against it... Hackers, and certainly average private citizens, all stand powerless to defend their privacy and livelihood from being taken over by this unstoppable Big Brother cyberforce... which will FORCE everyone to submit to its tyrannical totalitarian superiority.

[21.06.1999] Coming Attractions berichtet erstmals über ein mögliches Sequel zu "Tron"... Disney dachte bereits 1982 an "Tron 2" UND "Tron 3"...


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