Tron Flynn's light cycle

Here’s the central irony of Comic Con: because of the absurd Hall H admittance policies and the vagaries of scheduling, I didn’t get to see the new TRON Legacy footage. But I did interview the director, Joseph Kosinski. The full transcript of that interview will be posted shortly, but I did want to share a quick tidbit that fans of Steven Lisberger’s original 1982 film might like.

The film will feature a sequence set in the ’80s — not in the 1982 time period of the original film, but sometime later in the decade — with slightly retro stylings, and there will be a second ‘new’ light cycle design seen in that sequence, upping the new ‘cylce designs in Legacy to two. We’ve seen both of these light cycles in concept art posted today, and the ’80s sequence is what justifies (or introduces) the Flynn light cycle v2. Read More »

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