Remember the good old days of 2010 when it seemed like we posted a story about TRON or TRON: Legacy every day? With the Blu-rays out now, it feels like a perfect time to go back those good old days, bask in the nostalgia, and talk about what’s next for the franchise, mainly TRON 3. Though TRON: Legacy‘s success was a point of contention, it ended up just about making back its reported $170 million budget in the United States and totaling about $400 million worldwide. Not a super crazy blockbuster, but not numbers Disney can ignore either. Rumors about a sequel began to spread.
Legacy director Joseph Kosinski has been out stomping for the Blu-ray and, in one interview, was pretty frank about where he thinks a sequel would start and what it would contain. He also confirmed that early story talks have begun. Read some of his quotes after the break. Read More »
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Tron Legacy hit DVD and Blu-ray this week, and Disney had a few members of the cast and crew out at WonderCon last weekend to encourage people to take a dip in this leg of the Tron revenue stream. Through all the interviews that resulted, there is the looming question of another Tron sequel. No one answered the question definitively, though there were a lot of statements that started with “Well, if we make another one…”
Now Deadline reports that Disney has definitely started work on another Tron film, but that’s all anyone seems willing to say at the moment. Read More »
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I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS
I Love You Phillip Morris is a rare breed. When it comes to true story tales of brilliant-minded men against the law, there are only so many forms we can expect to see those stories take on the big screen — as a historical crime drama perhaps, or an upbeat caper thriller — but Bad Santa writers Glenn Ficarra & John Requa saw the potential for something different for their directorial debut, and opted for a campy romantic comedy instead. Their decision paid off wonders. The film still suffers a tad from formula fatigue, but by finding the humor in the absurd, the predictably of the proceedings is effortlessly overcome by the pic’s sheer good-natured charm. Much of that credit is owed to Jim Carrey and the bright-eyed Ewan McGregor, who are a perfect fit for the film’s playfully innocent tone. The true highlight of the film though is the subversive, darkly comedic edge that its directors inject during opportune moments to offset the saccharine sweetness, providing the film an underlying notion of reality that’s both hilarious and smartly demonstrative of how our circumstances in life are all about the outlook with which we choose to perceive them.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD & Blu-ray – Audio commentary with producer Andrew Lazar and writers/directors John Requa & Glenn Ficarra, and a “The Making of I Love You Phillip Morris” featurette.
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A couple months back there was word that the DVD for Tron Legacy might feature a bit of footage that expands the Tron storyline and perhaps teases a third film in the series. A couple weeks ago we saw Tron: The Next Day, which fills in some of the backstory between the two Tron films. And now there is another leaked short clip, only about forty seconds in length, that certainly seems to suggest a continuation of the story. Check it out below. Read More »
Last year, before Tron Legacy was released, Disney shot some footage that didn’t appear in the film, but will show up on the DVD release that hits in April. Some of that footage became Tron: The Next Day (Flynn Lives Revealed), which is on YouTube now. You can watch the ten-minute short after the break. Read More »
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It took director Michael Bay two years to admit what we already knew. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was “crap.” Bay said as much in an interview with Empire, where he revealed the first look at Sentinel Prime, one of the main players in Bay’s latest film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which will be released on July 1. Hopefully, that film isn’t “crap,” especially since it’s Bay’s first foray into 3D. Read his exactly quotes, including a backhanded jab at Tron: Legacy, after the break. Read More »
Watch the trailer for Iraqi Tron, an international Tron: Legacy parody. Apparently this short was released in December, but we somehow missed it the first time around. Thanks to UniqueDaily for the heads up. The video is embedded after the jump.
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Part of the whole plan with Tron: Legacy was to launch a multi-platform new franchise which would span the movies, potential sequels, video games, animated television projects and maybe even a theme park attraction.
The animated series Tron: Uprising voice cast includes Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry, Lance Henriksen and Tron himself Bruce Boxleitner. It is directed by Charlie Bean, Joseph Kosinski and Sean Bailey, and is written by Tron: Legacy writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. The story is set between the original Tron and before Tron: Legacy.
The first trailer is included on the new Tron Legacy DVD/Blu-ray set. Watch it now embedded after the jump and please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Whether or not you loved or loathed Tron: Legacy, the one thing almost everyone agreed on is that Daft Punk‘s electronic soundtrack was incredible. In my review of the film I called it “the fuel that fires all of Tron: Legacy” and that’s an almost an understatement. Disney knows that too because, as the film gears up for its second life on DVD and Blu-ray, they’re also planning to revive the soundtrack. On April 5, they’ll release Tron: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D, an album featuring remixes of Daft Punk’s score by such respected and revered artists as M83, Paul Oakenfold, The Crystal Method, Sander Kleinenberg, Moby and more. Check out the album cover, full track listing and more after the jump. Read More »