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Old 07-24-08, 08:30 PM
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Tron 2 Announced at SDCC!!

Per IGN and AICN, Tron 2 footage was shown during the Disney panel this afternoon.

AICN Report

IGN Report

Apparently, a certain "Dude" is back...
Old 07-24-08, 09:11 PM
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Sweet!
Old 07-24-08, 09:17 PM
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Wow! Sound great, hopefully the movie is really good. I got both the dvd and cd soundtrack 20th anniversary Tron stuff. I played Tron 2.0, and I loved the video game Discs of Tron.

Maybe they can ask Wendy Carlos to do the music?
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^You sound like a Tron addict. Geez, I wonder why.

A sequel? 20 years later...man.
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Originally Posted by big whoppa
^You sound like a Tron addict. Geez, I wonder why.

A sequel? 20 years later...man.
27 years later.

Think I'll play the Tron arcade game.
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Better late than never...then again, he'll probably have a sidekick named Mutt with him in the grid.
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Is Bruce Boxleitner in it? He's not busy these days.
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Flynn!
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Thank you Disney!!!

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Originally Posted by starman9000
Flynn!
My user tells me to hurt people.
Old 07-25-08, 02:07 AM
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An 80's geek's wetdream:





And I'll bet no one could be more thrilled about a sequel than this guy:


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Sweet trailer. Was not expecting to see this at all. This was more special than Hugh showing up with the Wolverine trailer.
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Where did you see it?
Old 07-25-08, 06:18 PM
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Thank you Disney!!!


Reminds me of that old Atari 2600 game "Surround."

I often hear a sequence in Young Sherlock Holmes credited as the first use of CGI effects. Technically, shouldn't Tron deserve that honor instead?
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From jimhillmedia.com:


Who says that Walt Disney Pictures can't keep a secret?

As the "Race to Witch Mountain" panel ended yesterday at Comic-Con, 6,500 people got to their feet. As these folks made ready to head back into the San Diego Convention Center, that panel's MC hurried back onstage. Saying "Stay in your seats please. We have something else to show you folks. Something that won't be in theaters for another year or so."

And then the house lights went down again. The Walt Disney Pictures appeared on the screen, then quickly faded to black. A very familiar sort of black.

And then -- as muted neon-like lines of color appeared on the distant black-marble horizon -- a gasp went up in Hall H. It couldn't ... It can't be ... Tron 2?!

But that's what it was, folks. Three minutes of CG goodness. Showing two lightcycles zooming across a seemingly infinite game grid. Of course, this being 2008 rather than 1982 ... The game has changed somewhat over the past 26 years. Now players can race across different levels of the same terrain, using spiral ramps up or down in an attempt to gain an advantage over their opponents.

And as for the lightcycles themselves ... They were very reminiscent to the bikes seen in the original Steve Lisberger film. Only bigger and meaner-looking. Which -- given the way that these two vehicles battered against one other as they raced across the course, sending showers of blue & yellow sparks flying everywhere -- only seemed appropriate.

Yeah, this was definitely not your Daddy's "Tron." As was apparent by the appearance of first a grey, bearded version of Flynn (Jeff Bridges). Who was holed up in this austere furturistic penthouse which overlooked the game grid. This was then followed by the appearance of a much younger looking CG Flynn. Who -- as the injured lightcycle rider lay crumpled at Flynn's feet said "Hey, it's only a game" -- he powered up his energy disk and then said "Not anymore." And as this CG Flynn moved in for the kill, the "TR2N" logo formed onscreen.

And at that point, the crowd in Hall H went absolutely nuts.



I'm told that the three minutes of footage that was shown at Comic-Con yesterday wasn't so much a trailer for "TR2N." But -- rather -- a proof of concept. This footage was actually used to convince Mouse House managers that "Tron" could effectively be updated / reimagined for today's audiences. Who obviously demand a bit more edge to their action.

Which is why the first "Tron" 's Flynn character is now being rethought of as a Colonel Kurtz-style villain. Someone who's no longer grounded in reality. But -- rather -- has slipped off into cyberspace where he's now wrecking havoc.

Speaking of Flynn ... I'm told that -- in order to keep word from leaking out that "TR2N" was actually in the works -- Jeff Bridges shot all of his Mad-Old-Flynn scenes with a very small crew in a single afternoon. And that each member of this production team then had to sign confidentiality agreements in order to prevent word from leaking out in advance about the "Tron" sequel.

Which is why this footage caught everyone at Comic-Con by surprise. As the lights came up in Hall H, you could see people all over that auditorium whipping out their cellphones and frantically calling their friends. Proudly proclaiming "I just saw the 'Tron 2' trailer."

FYI ... If you're at this year's Comic-Con and missed out on seeing the "TR2N" footage yesterday, my sources at Disney suggest that you might want to attend Saturday's "Bolt / Up!" presentation. Which could possibly feature a second appearance of Crazy-Old-Flynn.

So are you folks really ready to return to the world of Tron? Particularly since "TR2N" is reportedly being envisioned as a showcase for the Disney Digital 3D process?
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HATE the "TR2N" title. Just call the freaking thing Tron 2.

Did a double take when I saw Ricky Gervais would be in this. It should make it interesting! And Sean Connery! He will do this sequel but wouldn't do the new Indiana Jones movie?

I've been looking forward to this for about ten years now since I first heard rumors this was coming.
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There's a copy (not great) of the trailer up at http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x68...rtr_shortfilms
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arrgh. gone already!
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Here is a link to the teaser. It is very poor quality, but in case you haven't seen it it might be worth checking out. It's the only one I can find online at the moment.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=7vItiMW7jGg
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Tron 2? How will they be able to surpass the cinematic genius of the first Tron?
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Another bootleg video of the trailer, in case the youtube one goes down.

http://www.filmstalker.co.uk/archive...er_online.html

Gave me chills! Jeff Bridges: "It's just a game!"

Other guy: "Not any more!"
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I betcha unlike the first film this one won't be filmed with 70mm cameras. Talk about a film that would have been cool filmed ALL in IMAX
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this is great news i hope they do a great job with it......
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From what I was able to make out, that looked pretty badass. It'd be nice if Disney (or whomever) puts out a better version. Why let all the SDCC geeks get all the perks?

Originally Posted by tronmaster
Maybe they can ask Wendy Carlos to do the music?
Isn't "she" a "he"? Or vice versa? Also, perhaps this will cause Steve Perry to rejoin Journey?
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So, when is this coming out? There is nothing about it on IMDB. They did a pretty good job keeping it under wraps.

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