A teaser trailer for Disney’s TRON sequel TR2N was the huge shocker at Comic Con this year. Recently The Guardian was ask Jeff Bridges about Tron 2 while doing press for How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, and here is what the actor said:
“[TRON 2 is] 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. … 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.”
I finally was able to see the trailer on the big screen at the recent Disney Showcase event, and it looked incredible. The original TRON will always have a place in my heart, but seeing the TRON world being created with modern day technology made my heart skip a beat or two. So I can certainly understand where Bridges is coming from. Speaking of which, I wonder when Disney will release that trailer online in High Definition? Or for that matter, when are they going to finally announce a release date? Even The Avengers has a release date, and I’m pretty sure development on TRON 2 is much further along.