Disney Revs Up a Tron: Legacy Sequel

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Tron 2: Legacy (2010) Movie Poster2010’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

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  • Symon Ward

    Don’t know what movie you saw Nix, but I saw a lot story elements from Frankenstein, and Paradise Lost in Tron: Legacy. Oh they were books, you have to read them.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Books? What are those? Durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  • Juggernaut

    “Legacy” was a fun movie. Hopefully they either bring back Kosinski, whos stylized directing fit great with the world of Tron, or another director with the same asthetics. Tron: Revolution in 2014!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Agreed! Also hope they reference Tron: Uprising, the animated show that takes place between Tron and Legacy. It’s actually pretty good an really expands the mythology and world.

      • ErickKwon

        Smart move would be to integrate “Uprising” without requiring familiarity with it, kind of like the “Avengers” gameplan. And I would love to see a “Tron” movie that isn’t another Whisked Away To A Magical Land story.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          Agreed to the intigrating it without requiring familiarity. A flashback replaying a scene or two from Uprising in live action would work. And how can you have a Tron film without the whisked away to a magical Land part? I mean it doesn’t have to be th main plot, but going to the grid is what the stories are about, at least when using the Flynn characters. But i see what you’re saying. Hey if they can get Elijah Woods in he can play Beck in the next film and we’d have two protagonists.

          • ErickKwon

            Actually, of all Whisked Away To A Magical Land stories, there’s never been one with multiple travelers, has there? And that would be a great twist to add where the characters end up on different sides of the conflict.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            That’s been done before just not for Tron. The first that comes to mind is “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,” though they never ended up truly against each other. “Legend of the Guardians” kinda had that. But yeah that’d actually be pretty damned cool.

  • Urizen

    I actually liked Tron: Legacy but the whole movie seemed like just a showcase for the cool visual design and there was barely enough substance to support a full feature. It really doesn’t seem like something that demands a sequel.