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2010’s “Tron: Legacy” featured state-of-the-art special effects and groovy visuals, and that was apparently enough for the film to churn out $400 million in worldwide box office. God knows it didn’t have much of a story, unless you were just really, really nostalgic for the ’80s original.
But hey, it did make $400 million from a $170 million production budget, so it makes sense for Disney to be going ahead on a sequel.
The studio has now hired writer Jesse Wigutow to do the honors. According to Imdb.com, Wigutow counts the 2003 Michael Douglas drama “It Runs in the Family” and the 2006 TV movie “The Prince” among his credits. I have no idea how that sets him up as the writer of a “Tron” movie, but hey, they’re Disney and I’m not.
The 2010 movie starred Garret Hedlund as the son of Jeff Bridges’ character from the first movie, who finds himself back in The Grid while literally following in his mysteriously disappeared father’s footsteps. In the virtual word, Hedlund’s character meets the beguiling Olivia Wilde, and gets into all manner of light-cycle-y shenanigans. If you were looking for cool visuals, director Joseph Kosinski certainly delivered. If you were looking for more than that, well, you were probably looking at the wrong movie. The 2010 film did set itself up for a sequel, so there’s that.
Kosinski, who will be directing Tom Cruise in the sci-fi epic “Oblivion”, is expected to return to direct the sequel as well.
Via : Heat Vision