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It sounds like things are coming together for the next Tron film with Garrett Hedlund this week confirming that he will be back as Sam Flynn, the son of the original Tron 's Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges). We also got the announcement earlier this month that Jesse Wigutow is rewriting the script. Now director Joseph Kosinski talked to MTV about the third film in the franchise as well. "We've got an idea for the next movie that's really exciting to me," he said. "I mean, obviously, the only reason to go back would be if we could do something spectacular and really push the ideas forward that we had established in 'Legacy.' We have an idea and an approach and a way into it that I'm really excited about, and now it's about execution on the level of the »
Garrett Hedlund is coming back online in Disney's upcoming follow-up to 2010's "Tron Legacy." In "Tron Legacy," Hedlund played Sam Flynn, the son of the hero of the 1982 original, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges). Olivia Wilde and Michael Sheen also starred. When asked about the possibility of returning for the sequel, Hedlund confirmed the new to Next Movie, asking, "Are we gonna break this now?" "I'm very excited, Disney's very excited," he added. Disney recently inked a deal with Jesse Wigutow ("Eragon," the upcoming "Peter and the Starcatchers") to write the screenplay. Joseph Kosinski, who directed "Tron Legacy," is also returning, but it's not known »
- HitFix Staff
Recently, we learned that Joseph Kosinski was on board to helm a sequel to Tron: Legacy, the beautiful-if-stilted sequel to fan favorite Tron. The sequel’s script was devised by David Digilio (Eight Below), Edward Kitsis (Tron: Legacy, Once Upon A Time, Felicity, Lost, Birds Of Prey), and Adam Horowitz (the same, and Popular) and is being rewritten by Jesse Wigutow.
Now we’ve learned that Sam Flynn is back, with star Garrett Hedlund returning to the fold as the son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges). We don’t know much beyond who’s involved, but the Disney film reportedly will explore life and death in the digital realm. I can’t wait for the visuals (and hopefully less wooden acting), for sure.
- Andy Greene
The "Tron" franchise has not hit the end of line. One week after THR reported Jesse Wigutow was hired to write a sequel to "Tron Legacy," Garrett Hedlund confirmed that he would return to the franchise as well. Hedlund, who stars in "On the Road," played Sam Flynn in "Tron Legacy," the son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges).
"Are we gonna break this now?" Hedlund said to NextMovie, before revealing his involvement. "I'm very excited, Disney's very excited."
Released in 2010, "Tron Legacy" was a sequel to 1982's "Tron." The film focused on Hedlund's Sam searching for his father inside a computer-generated virtual world that the elder Flynn helped design. Joseph Kosinski directed "Tron Legacy," and THR reports that he's attached to its sequel.
That Hedlund and Kosinski would even get the opportunity to re-team for "Tron 3" is somewhat surprising. The film was a perceived financial disappointment for Disney, grossing just $172 million in North America. »
- Christopher Rosen
Last week it was announced that Disney has decided to move forward with a third "Tron" movie and has hired Jesse Wigutow (Eragon) to re-write the script. Now comes word that "Tron Legacy" star Garrett Hedlund has signed on to return. In the 2010 film, Hedlund played Sam Flynn, the son of the original Tron's Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges). The actor reprised the role for a short film on the "Tron Legacy" DVD/Blu-ray release. Joseph Kosinski will once again direct. Story details are being kept a secret, but it is rumored that the movie will explore life and death in the digital realm. »
Following word last week that Walt Disney has brought aboard screenwriter Jesse Wigutow to rewrite their next Tron film comes confirmation, via NextMovie , that Tron: Legacy leading man Garrett Hedlund will return as well. In the 2010 film, Hedlund played Sam Flynn, the son of the original Tron 's Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges). Hedlund, who soon stars as Dean Moriarty in Walter Salles' On the Road , previously reprised the role for a brief short on the Tron: Legacy DVD and Blu-ray release. Although a specific plot has not yet been revealed, the next chapter was said earlier this year to involve an exploration of life and death in the digital realm. Previously drafted by David Digilio, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, the third Tron adventure will again be directed by »
If all goes as planned, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill will reunite on the silver screen in 2015 for Star Wars: Episode VII, a movie set in the hours, days, years, decades or eons after Darth Vader’s torchlight funeral near the piney stomping grounds of the Ewoks. But when they reach the set next year, the actors will be 30 years removed from Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. A new generation of heroes and villains will clearly be needed to move the franchise on to Episode VIII and beyond, but how to accomplish that?
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- EW staff
It goes without saying that The Dude in The Big Lebowski is one of Jeff Bridges best performances and easily his most memorable character (with Kevin Flynn from Tron and Tron Legacy coming in as a close second). The character is larger than life, but would you believe that The Dude has some real-life inspiration in a man? Sundance Award winning director Jeff Feuerzeig, director of The Devil and Daniel Johnston and the Espn 30 for 30 documentary The Real Rocky (on Netflix Instant now), actually knew The Dude himself (real name Jeff Dowd) and caught up with him at Lebowski Fest in Tampa, Florida. Thankfully, he filmed the meeting and put footage together for a cool documentary short that you can watch in full below! Here's Jeff Feuerzeig's documentary short The Dude, brought to our attention in SlashFilm's Page 2: It's amazing to see just how close Bridges performance and »
- Ethan Anderton
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This Friday will kick off the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, and though our old Revolutionary War adversaries might be our allies now, that doesn't mean the U.S. of frickin' A. isn't ready to bring the thunder.
Using our powers of make-believe and fantasy, we've assembled athletic champions from the entirety of movie history to give us a clear advantage towards the race for Olympic glory in every sport of the XXX Olympiad.
This year, the team events will be presented in single elimination format, with each archer shooting a total of 72 arrows from a 70-meter distance. Representatives from our women's team include District 12's Katniss Everdeen of "The Hunger Games" whose chief competitor for the gold is Scotland's Princess Merida of "Brave." The Men's team shall attempt to defeat Middle Earth's Legolas Greenleaf from "The Lord of the Rings Trilogy" with »
- Max Evry
Olivia Wilde made quite an impression on viewers of 2010's "Tron: Legacy" as the Iso Quorra. That character, if you remember, was a program from Kevin Flynn's digital world that was the only one of her kind to survive a purge that destroyed all of the spontaneously evolving programs that threatened the perfection sought by Flynn's alter-ego Clu. Now she is reprising her role in a new episode of Disney Xd's animated prequel "Tron: Uprising," in which she makes quite an impression on one of the new show's antagonists. The encounter comes as a flashback for Occupation officer Paige (voice of Emmanuelle Chriqui), who crashes on a remote island with new hero Beck (voice of Elijah Wood). Beck, claiming the mantle of the missing Tron, is trying to rally the programs of Argon City against »
July 9 marks the 30th anniversary of "Tron." The movie follows programming prodigy Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), who's transfered into the Tron system (a digital universe created by Flynn himself) and forced to compete in various games in order to escape. Written and directed by Steven Lisberger, the 1982 sci-fi flick, which popularized the world of computer programing and gaming, continued its popularity long after its initial release. In addition to winning an Academy Award for Technical Achievement, "Tron" would go on to become a cult classic, eventually spawning video games, comic books and a sequel (2010's "Tron: Legacy"). While a large portion of the film takes place in technicolor cyberspace, there's one location from "Tron" that you can physically visit: Flynn's Arcade in Culver City, California. Location as Character: Flynn's Arcade was where all the magic happened: An ultimate arcade/apartment/workspace where Kevin Flynn built the Tron system (and showed »
- Jessie Heyman
TFG1 Mike, of the GeekCast Radio Network, has been checking out some new shows airing on Us television this week including the new USA series Common Law and the eagerly awaited new Tron animated series, Tron: Uprising, on Disney Xd. Here’s his first impressions:
Greetings Programs! Tron: Legacy was released in 2010, and finally Tron: Uprising has aired on the Disney Channel and Disney Xd. I have absolutely been pulled into the world of Tron. Loved the original movie and Tron: Legacy so I was excited for the premiere of Tron: Uprising, and it happened on Disney Channel 5/18/12.
This series is set between Tron and Tron Legacy, and it’s supposedly gonna be a 10 part miniseries. It’s a pretty sweet looking cartoon. In this series we follow the story of Beck, whom is supposed to be the next Tron. In the first episode we see Beck and his friends »
A sci-fi movie wouldn’t be the same without a hypnotic journey through time and space. Here’s our celebration of cinema’s finest genre vortexes...
It’s a given that any sci-fi protagonist will, at some point in their adventures, descend into a kind of churning whirlpool in space. The experience is probably an entry requirement in the sci-fi hero private smoking room, if such a thing exists. “What? You haven’t been through a vortex of flashing lights? You haven’t stared at the benighted abyss which lies beyond death? Get out. Get out of sci-fi hero club.”
Science fiction is all about poking at the edges of human experience. And sometimes, about what might happen if we head off into the depths of space. What - or who - might we find? Does space loop back on itself, so your ship effectively appears on the other side »
"I would say the definition of life and death in the digital realm... will be explored in the sequel!"
We reported back in June that David Digilio will write the Untitled Tron Legacy Sequel script. Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis will only co-produce the sequel, due to their production schedule on the ABC series Once Upon a Time, which they both co-created.
Although Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski has not been confirmed to direct the Untitled Tron Legacy Sequel yet, it seems he is involved in the project, to some extent. Here's what Edward Kitsis had to say below, »
Speaking with io9 at WonderCon this weekend, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis - who co-wrote the 2010 sci-fi film Tron: Legacy and will both produce its upcoming sequel - update on the third film in the popular film series. Due to their current work on ABC's Once Upon A Time, the two are not writing Tron 3. "We are working on a sequel," said Horowitz. "Eddie and I aren't writing the sequel -- because of the show [Once Upon a Time] we've moved to be co-producers on it. But there's a script being written right now." "Dave Digilio is writing it," added Kitsis. "[Joseph Kosinski] is right now shooting Oblivion, but we've had a lot of meetings and conversations and we've seen the first draft of the Tron sequel." The two were asked about the possible return of Kevin Flynn (played by Jeff Bridges in the first two films), despite (Spoilers for those »
In December 2010, Walt Disney Pictures released a sequel to their 28-year-old Tron entitled Tron: Legacy. The film starred Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner, reprising their roles as Kevin Flynn and Alan Bradley/Tron, respectively, and featured Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett and Michael Sheen. Although it made $400 million worldwide, the film didn't quite get the game-changing reaction Disney wanted. Undeterred, Disney started work on an animated series, Tron: Uprising, featuring the voices of Elijah Wood, Lance Henrikson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry, Reginald VelJohnson, and Boxleitner. However, a sequel to Tron: Legacy has been quietly in the works for some time now, and the screenwriters of Legacy (now showrunners of Once Upon a Time), Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, have spoken about a third Tron film.
Though they are not writing the film due to their obligations to Once Upon a Time, Kitsis and Horowitz will »
- Zack Parks
If you’ve been keeping up with the going-ons of the new Disney Xd show “Tron: Uprising”, then you’ve probably already seen a couple of early trailers for it. (The Comic Con 2011 trailer is above Fyi.) Here’s a new image from the show, due out this Summer on the cable network. Hero Complex has more on what to expect from the show: ["Tron: Legacy" writers and "Uprising" producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis have] picked up the Grid’s story right after Clu takes over, which happened years before the events of “Legacy.” The new show isn’t about users — those are humans who go into Grid, such as Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) or Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) in the films — but focuses instead on programs, the citizens of the Grid. The main character is Beck (voiced by Elijah Wood), the unlikely leader of a revolution against Clu. As Kitsis puts it: “What happens when you find yourself occupied by »
D.J. Haza presents the next entry in his series of films to watch before you die...
Tron: Legacy, 2010.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski.
Tron: Legacy is the sequel to the 1982 classic Tron. This time around Kevin Flynn (Bridges) has long since disappeared, but his son Sam (Hedlund) heads to the old arcade where he believes a message has come from his father. When Sam finds a secret room hidden at the back of the arcade he is transported into the digital world of The Grid, where his father is held prisoner.
Sam is tested in a series of computer-based games as the digital world’s ruler, Clu (also Bridges), tries to capture him and his exiled father. Aided by Quorra (Wilde) the three of them fight their way across The Grid with the help of other programs as »
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