I'm a really big fan of the original Tron, so every time something new hits the net about Tron Legacy, I immediately read it as fast as I can. Jeff Bridges spoke to a group that included SciFi Wire in Beverly Hills, CA about his roles as "an older version of his original character, Kevin Flynn" and "a second character whose appearance is that of Bridges 27 years ago." He also addressed the filming of the movie, the age and de-aging computer technology they will use, and the special effects evolution from the last movie. Here's a little bit of what he said from the interview:
"It was challenging, in that I got a little taste of this new technology of acting what they call 'in the volume' and making movies without cameras. It's a completely different deal. That was kind of a challenge. It was great getting back with my old buddy, [original Tron director] Steven Lisberger, and Bruce Boxleitner. I used to love to pretend when I was a kid. Here's a movie that they say, 'You get to play a guy who gets sucked inside a computer.' Ooh, yeah. Use all the modern technology that's available today, [and] the same goes with the sequel, except all the technology that we're using in that makes the old one look like an old black-and-white TV show or something. Gosh, it's amazing what they've got going on this. I can't wait to see it all pasted together."He also talked about the teaser trailer that premiered two Comic Cons ago in San Diego and how the movie is going to be a more "polished" version of that. You can read more about the interview right here.
Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
Original Tron director Steven Lisberger is producing this time around and Joseph Kosinski (Halo 3 and Gears of War game trailers) is directing. Tron Legacy stars Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett, Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Bruce Boxleitner, and Michael Sheen.
It's scheduled to hit theaters on December 17th, 2010.