The original Tron – annoyingly squeezed

Last week I passed along the Comic-Yawn report about footage to a sequel to Tron that I had never heard anything about. You didn’t care, but after thinking about it a little, the 5th grader inside of me got a bit excited, especially over word Jeff Bridges was in the footage.

Jim Hill Media has some additional information including the fact that the man behind the sequel is none other than Pixar’s John Lasseter. Writing the script are Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (TV’s Lost). Joseph Kosinski (Saab, Nike and X-Box commercials) will be directing.

Original director Steve Lisberger, who had spent five years developing a script for a sequel, is off the creative end of the project (he’ll still get a co-producer credit). Sucks to be him, but apparently Lasseter wasn’t a fan of the original movie’s story anyway.

Via: CHUD 

16 Responses to “A Little More ‘TR2N’”

  1. Neato. I don’t think the story was the real draw for the origninal, anyway. I’m game.

  2. I’m especially game if Lasseter is involved.

  3. Lasseter vs Lisberger…in some circles that’s a steel cage nerd death match that could make a proper geek cry. I respect and appreciate them both in their own special ways, so I’m sorry to hear the old man isn’t going to be involved.

    But wait…LIGHT CYCLES! Woot for the Tron arcade game too, while I’m at it. Never could get past the third stage on the light cycles.

  4. I sucked at the arcade game but I had like 3 different Tron games for my Intellivision at home. I’d play for hours and hours.

  5. I have no idea what “Tron” is anyway.

  6. Nick, TRON was an early 80s JEFF BRIDGES movie. One of the first ever to resemble a video game.

    I’ll let someone else who’s technically proficient take over from here…

  7. That about sums it up Miranda.

  8. What…?

    That’s it?

  9. Well, it helped to revolutionize animation in a way, but I’m having a hard time explaining why it matters 25 years later. I’m guessing someone who has never seen it would watch it and think it wasn’t a very big deal at all, but it knocked me out when I was a kid.

  10. OK, Craig….

    I’m rarely that forcefully succinct about stuff I really know nothing about. Um…I’m not a gamer. But then I hardly fit the stereotype, right?

    I’m SURE most people would get that immediately. I just felt that there would naturally be a lot more to this story than that.

    But anyway…

    The clock on the wall says it’s 9:21 AM west coast time and I haven’t slept yet. Nothing new for moi.

    I must have my nappy before I go out. Fresh and rested and ready to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting male population of my fair city.

    So I shall return shortly…

  11. No wonder I had never heard of it, it does not sound like my cup of tea, or cup of anyhing for that matter

  12. I think Tron is like The Goonies: if you didn’t see it at the right age when it was new, the cult following for it may not make a lick of sense now. Explaining it won’t help.

    I couldn’t possibly expect anyone to really appreciate Tron in retrospect, but if you saw what it took them to create the effects 25 years ago, you’d probably suitably amazed anyone was crazy enough to do that.

    I got two words for you though, Nick: Jeff. Bridges. Reason enough to give it a shot.

  13. Much like Nick, I’m completely in the dark with regards to Tron.

    Yet Jeff Bridges is indeed reason enough to take a look sooner or later.

  14. I agree too, Jeff Bridges does make me want to seek it out though….

  15. Alexander, you must see Tron simply because you’ve seen just about every other movie ever made.

  16. Yeah, that’s true. Good point, Craig. It’s a gaping hole in your mental movie library, Alexander. Now you must see it…just don’t blame me if you hate it.

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