Yep, you read that right. For the last few weeks there has been a persistent rumor going around that the Tron Legacy DVD and Blu-ray release would feature a teaser for Tron 3. We haven’t run much because we couldn’t confirm it 100%, but someone else got some pretty detailed information that suggests the rumor was true. The info, which is obviously spoilerish if you don’t want to know anything at all, is after the break. Read More »
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Walt Disney Pictures has released a fourth video clip from Tron Legacy.
The first clip featured Quorra (Olivia Wilde) saving Sam (Garrett Hedlund) from possible death, escaping through some off road terrain on a four-wheel Light Runner (one of the new vehicles introduced in the sequel). If you missed that clip, you can watch it here. The second clip, entitled “You’re Here”, showed the reunion between Sam and his father Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), who has been trapped in the computer world of Tron since his childhood. If you missed that clip, you can watch it here. The third clip, entitled “Sirens Dress Sam” (watch it here), showed Sam Flynn being suited up by sexy programs known as Sirens, and given his identity disc in preparation for combat in the light disc game. This sequence happens much earlier than the previous two clips, shortly after Sam’s arrival on the Grid.
The fourth and newest clip is entitled “The Page” is a one minute clip of the scene featuring Bruce Boxleitner, reprising his role as Alan Bradley, who pays Sam Flynn a visit to tell him about a page which was mysteriously phoned from his father’s office. Hit the jump to watch the video.
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Everyone wants to know more and more about Tron Legacy. For those of you not at Comic-Con, we have transcribed the entire Tron Legacy panel which took place on Thursday. Here is the panel’s official description:
Returning for an unprecedented third year to the fans and convention that started it all, Walt Disney Pictures is pleased to present a special insider look at the upcoming TRON: Legacy. Panelists include filmmakers and talent from the film: director Joe Kosinski, producers Sean Bailey and Steven Lisberger, and cast members Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, and Bruce Boxleitner. The discussion, moderated by Patton Oswalt, is set to include exclusive glimpses of the film, as well as a Q&A involving all panel participants, along with special surprise guests.
Read the full transcription now after the jump.
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Last year at Comic-Con, Disney held a viral event which was the talk of the convention — leading Tron fans on a scavenger hunt around the city to find Flynn’s Arcade, and a secret real-life Lightcycle hidden in a secret room.
This year the Tron Legacy viral continued, and Flynn’s Arcade returned to San Diego — but not the Flynn’s arcade we remember. Abandoned, broken down, plastic wrap covering all the coin-op machines. And this time the secret hole behind the Tron arcade game machine leads us into the world of Tron.
I got a chance to enter Flynn’s arcade with a large group, which included Tron himself — Bruce Boxleitner. Watch our video of the event after the jump. You’ll even hear/see Bruce providing commentary during the journey.
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On Friday night, fictional software company ENCOM held their first public press conference in years (possibly ever) in San Francisco, CA. A renegade group who believes that revolutionary programer Kevin Flynn is still alive (despite having disappeared from the public eye two decades ago), infiltrated the event and took over the press conference. Of course, this is all part of the viral marking for the upcoming Disney sequel Tron Legacy.
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The Asylum, the direct-to-dvd production company responsible for producing cheap knock-offs of the latest big budget Hollywood movies (termed “Knockbusters) takes on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with a film titled Transmorphers: Fall of Man, starring Bruce Boxleitner (Tron), Jennifer Rubin, and Shane Van Dyke.
The Asylum’s past titles include: The Terminators, Street Racer , Sunday School Musical , Transmorphers, Snakes on a Train, I Am Omega, Da Vinci Treasure, Temple of the Skulls, HG Wells’ War of the Worlds, AVH: Alien vs. Hunter, Monster (the Cloverfield rip) and Pirates of Treasure Island. The Transmorphers sequel will hit video store shelves on June 30th 2009, a week after Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hits theaters.Watch the trailer after the jump.
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AICN has gotten new details on TRON 2.0. According to a “reliable tipster” the story takes place 25 years after the original film. Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) has disappeared after creating some of the world’s top selling game of all time and fathering a son. ENCOM head Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner) presents twenty-something-year-old Sean Flynn (possibly Garrett Hedlund?) with information that propels him on a journey to find his long lost father.
Sucked into the game, Sean is taken in by a group/program called ISOs that believe he will free them from the belligerence of a CLU character that his father created and has gone corrupt. The character looks like a younger version of Flynn (we saw him at the end of the Comic Con test footage/trailer). There’s supposedly a huge disc battle and a light cycle versus light jet duel, with both the cycle and the jet creating light walls.
I just wonder why the original Flynn is trapped inside the computer, and why he hasn’t come to the aid of the ISOs. It sounds kinda like The Matrix, but if Neo had decided that he wasn’t the one, and just went into hiding in the computer world and let Agent Smith take over. Sounds like a cool premise, and the source claims that Bridges is “embracing it”, “going all out for this role”, and that “fans will go gaa gaa.” I can’t wait.
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Bruce Boxleitner has signed on to return in TRON 2.0, according to ComingSoon. Boxleitner played Alan Bradley, aka TRON, in the original 1982 Disney film Tron, and will reprise his role in the sequel. Previously announced, Jeff Bridges will reprise the role of Kevin Flynn, Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett have also joined the cast. You might also notice that I called the film TRON 2.0, and not TR2N. Both the trades and IMDb have now adopted the new title, which makes me believe that Disney has finally come to their senses and have decided to return to the more logical sequel title.
In the original film, Bridges and Boxleitner joined forces to outmaneuver the master control program that held them captive in the virtual computer game. Not much is known about the story of the sequel, but some have speculated that Bridge’s character is no longer fighting the good fight.