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Bruce Boxleitner will return to the computerized world of Tron, reprising his role of Alan Bradley in Tron 2.0, according to Coming Soon. He’ll be reunited with Jeff Bridges in the sequel to the 1982 Disney picture. The film also will star Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett in the film due in 2011
Plot details remain murky but it is known that Kevin Flynn and Alan Bradley will return to the world to fight the Master Control Program. In the original, Boxleitner was the title character, a colorful adventure hero. »
- Robert Greenberger
Confused? Let me explain: Coming Soon reports that Disney's upcoming Tron 2.0 will not only have original cast member Jeff Bridges (Kevin Flynn/Clu), but also Tron himself, Bruce Boxleitner. However, the piece does use some strange wording, saying that he's "filming a role" rather than returning to Tron. So, this could just be a cameo, or a small role set to woo us ol' fans of the original.
The first dealt with Bridges being a hacker who is sucked into the world of computers and has to team up with Boxleitner's Tron to bring down the McP, or Master Control Program. This time around, Olivia Wilde is playing a "worker in the virtual world" who has to face the McP, »
- Monika Bartyzel
A Tron with no Tron? Well, no longer. According to ComingSoon, Boxleitner is set to rejoin Jeff Bridges and fight the Master Control once more in what IMDb and others are now calling Tron 2.0 instead of Tr2n.
Link | Posted 12/24/2008 by reelz
- reelz reelz
All my Tron sequel dreams are coming true. Bruce Boxleitner is in the sequel! Now if only they'd change that awful name. Until they do change the name, the internet seems determined to ignore the one Disney has chosen. So we'll follow Coming Soon's lead in calling it Tron 2.0 even though that's not what it's called, but that's what they boldly called it when breaking the story of Boxleitner's involvement. In the original Tron, Bruce played Tron. He's the real star of the movie, a program created specifically to destroy the McP and aided by a human named Flynn, played by Jeff Bridges. Now both Bridges and Boxleitner are back. In fact, Bruce is actually on set somewhere filming his role right now. Well maybe not right now, but somewhere around now. No word on what part he'll play in the sequel, just as we still don't really know »
Our friends at ComingSoon have learned today that Bruce Boxleitner, who played Tron in the original Tron, will return for Tr2n. Details on his role were not revealed, except that he is currently shooting and also joins fellow cast members Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, and Beau Garrett in the "next chapter" of the Tron adventure. Boxleitner, now 58 years old, last appeared on a few episodes of "Chuck" and "Heroes", although his acting career hasn't exactly been illustrious since kicking some computer ass back in 1982. His return will certainly be very welcome, as I probably remember Boxleitner more than Bridges. I've said it before, but the buzz that Tr2n is getting is quite tremendous, almost on par with James Cameron's Avatar, and yet this is still more than two years out. Boxleitner's return only means more good things for the sequel, especially because it sounds like Disney and director Joseph »
- Alex Billington
Bruce Boxleitner has signed on to return in Tron 2.0, according to ComingSoon. Boxleitner played Alan Bradley, aka Tron, in the original 1982 Disney film Tron, and will reprise his role in the sequel. Previously announced, Jeff Bridges will reprise the role of Kevin Flynn, Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett have also joined the cast. You might also notice that I called the film Tron 2.0, and not TR2N. Both the trades and IMDb have now adopted the new title, which makes me believe that Disney has finally come to their senses and have decided to return to the more logical sequel title.
In the original film, Bridges and Boxleitner joined forces to outmaneuver the master control program that held them captive in the virtual computer game. Not much is known about the story of the sequel, but some have speculated that Bridge’s character is no longer fighting the »
- Peter Sciretta
ComingSoon is reporting that Bruce Boxleitner has officially signed on for Disney's upcoming "Tron" sequel whose title seems to fluctuate between the godawful "TR2N" to the much-better-but-already-used-for-a-video-game-title "Tron 2.0".The surprise "TR2N" trailer at comiccon was just about the most exciting thing to happen and met with tremendous applause from an audience that never expected a "Tron" sequel would ever see the neon blue and red light of day.Boxleitner starred in the original "Tron" as Kevin Flynn, a computer/videogame expert who winds up trapped inside a fantastical 3-D computer world. There was talk some years back that the sequel would go a "Heart of Darkness" route with Flynn now stuck in a Colonel Kurtz role within the system. I have no idea if that still applies, but it's a neat twist. Click here to check out »
Whatever Disney intends to formally call its sequel to Tron, the movie has added Olivia Wilde (House) and Beau Garrett (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), joining returning star Jeff Bridges.
The 1982 film was among the earliest to use computer special effects and has a strong fan following. The sequel was among the top five film searches performed at IMDb in 2008.
The trades refer to the sequel as Tron 2.0, and was written by Lost’s Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, for director Joseph Kosinski, making his helming debut. Steven Lisberger, who directed the original and cowrote its script, will produce with Sean Bailey and Jeff Silver.
Wilde’s character will be ‘worker in the virtual world who tries to help fight Master Control Program, the villainous intelligence protocol that was the nemesis in the original film. Garrett will play a siren in the virtual world.”
The film’s »
- Robert Greenberger
It is not often that movie geeks can be taken by surprise, but that's exactly what happened at Comic Con back in July when Disney screened test footage from the long-rumored sequel to the 80's sci-fi classic, Tron. Now a few months later fans can rejoice at news that the project is still chugging along -- in fact, The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Olivia Wilde (of TV's House) and Beau Garrett ( Wilde's co-star in the horror flick Turistas) have signed to star along side Jeff Bridges in the sequel to the cult classic.
Newcomer Joseph Kosinski will direct from a script co-written with Lost writer Adam Horowitz. This is Kosinski's first feature after making a name directing commercials for Gears of War, Halo 3, and Apple, and has already been signed for the Logan's Run update over at WB (if that happens). According to the Reporter, TR2N, "is acting as a "next chapter. »
- Jessica Barnes
Get ready to go back into your computers.
House's Olivia Wilde has been tapped to star in Tr2n, a sequel to Disney's 1982 cult classic Tron, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The original starred Jeff Bridges as a hacker who is abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in a series of special-effects-aided gladiator games. Details are few, but Bridges will reprise his role in the sequel.
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- Adam Bryant
(New writer alert! Hey folks, just a quick note to let you know we’ve brought a new writer on board: Ross Miller. Go easy on him, will ya? - Vic)
We all know the sequel to Tron is on the verge of being made, with a Spring 2009 shoot being eyed. Sadly, though, the release isn’t until 2011 so we have over two years to mull over the inevitable slew of news and images that will get released between now and then. On the casting news side of things (after Jeff Bridges confirmed he will be in it) we have news that two actresses have signed on.
They are Olivia Wilde (who you may know from the TV show House) and Beau Garrett (who, at a stretch, you may recognize from her small role in Fantastic Four 2), who will both play characters within the virtual computer world. Both of them »
- Ross Miller
For those of you asking: "They're making a sequel to Tron?" The answer is "yes." The clunky title of Tr2n was revealed at a Comic-Con in August 2008, when a teaser trailer debuted. Olivia Wilde (TV's House) and Beau Garrett (Turistas) have been added to a cast that includes Jeff Bridges returning to fight the Master Control program (What, Bruce Boxleitner is busy?). In fact, Bridges is not just returning, he's excited. He told the Guardian: "Basically, I'm still a child, I love being childlike, and here was another chance to play with these crazy toys. And the cutting-edge technology makes it exciting."
Link | Posted 12/16/2008 by reelz
- reelz reelz
Tron 2, or whatever the heck they're calling it, has started casting. We already know Jeff Bridges is involved but Disney has started filling in new faces to the sequel. Variety says the first newcomer added to the Tron universe will be Olivia Wilde. Wilde has spent a lot of time working in TV and she was also hottie horror bait in Turistas. The biggest bullet point on her resume is still pending, she has a role in Harold Ramis' next movie Year One as a character named Princess Inanna. Can she act? I have no idea. Is she good looking? Yes and, this may sound crazy but, she has the kind of well-defined bone structure that looks good in Tron's weird, blacklit world. It's easy to imagine her stepping in for Cindy Morgan, who played the first film's primary female program. Other than that she's been hired, »
According to sources, Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett have become the first two to be cast in "Tron 2.0," the sequel to 1982's Disney cult classic.Joseph Kosinski directs, Sean Bailey is producing along with Steven Lisberger and Jeff Silver. Lisberger directed and also wrote the first film with Bonnie MacBird. The new movie is acting as a "next chapter" and plot details are being kept under wraps. Apparently Wilde will play a worker in the virtual world who battles the Master Control Program, the intelligence protocol featured as the villain in the original.The original story: When Flynn (Jeff Bridges) hacks the mainframe of his ex-employer to prove his work was stolen by another executive, he finds himself on a much bigger adventure. Beamed inside by a power-hungry Master Control Program, he joins computer gladiators on a deadly game grid, complete with high-velocity "Light Cycles" and Tron (Bruce Boxleitner), a specialized security program. »
Fans of Hugh Laurie's House - the TV show, that is, not the actual place where he lives - will have noticed the recent rise of Olivia Wilde, who has played bisexual doctor Thirteen since the fourth season.A fine actress who also happens to be astonishingly beautiful, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood noticed the charms of the 24 year-old. And, lo and behold, today brings word that she's bagged the female lead in TR2N (or, depending on what you read, Tron 2.0), the eagerly-awaited sequel to Tron.Wilde, who'll play a worker in the digital world who helps fight the evil Master Control Program, joins the already-cast Jeff Bridges, who will of course reprise his role as hacker-turned-computer-gladiator, Kevin Flynn/Clu.Beau Garrett has become the third actor to be cast - she'll play a siren in the digital world.Strangely, there's still no word »
From Turistas to Tron - two beautiful actresses have joined Disney's Tr2n. Olivia Wilde, of Alpha Dog, Turistas, and "House", and Beau Garrett, of Turistas, Fantastic Four 2, and Made of Honor, have both officially joined the sequel. Wilde will play a worker in the virtual world who tries to help fight Master Control Program, the villainous intelligence protocol that was the nemesis in the original film. Garrett will play an unspecified virtual beauty. Jeff Bridges will also reprise his role in what is being called the "next chapter" in the Tron story. Disney wants to shoot in the spring and have Tr2n in theaters by 2011. This casting news, which comes from both the Hollywood Reporter and Variety, confirms that the supposed name change has not taken place. As far as we know, this is still titled Tr2n or Tron 2.0 and not Trz. In addition to Jeff Bridges, the »
- Alex Billington
Turistas stars Olivia Wilde (House, The O.C.) and Beau Garrett (Rise of the Silver Surfer, Made of Honor) have been cast in Disney’s Tron sequel TR2N, which is being directed by commercial turned film director Joseph Kosinski. I am worried about Disney’s initial casting announcements. I’m pretty sure that the stars of Turistas are not the stars geeks were hoping for.
According to THR, Garrett will play a siren and Wilde will play a worker in the virtual world who tries to help fight Master Control Program, who you remember from the original film. Jeff Bridges has already signed on to reprise his role from the first film. The male lead has not yet been cast, but the studio is screen-testing actors as we speak.
Kosinski’s tech demo for the film was fashioned into a teaser trailer which was probably the biggest buzzed about movie of »
- Peter Sciretta
Excruciatingly sexy specimen Olivia Wilde (TV's "House", Turistas) is about to add her extreme hotness and alien eyebrows to the virtual world. Wilde will play the female lead in Disney's Tron 2 (alternately and unfortunately known as TR2N), in the works with commercial director Joseph Kosinski for a planned 2011 release. Original Tron director Steven Lisberger is co-producing. Nothing is known about Wilde's character (whether she be flesh or digitally rendered), but Jeff Bridges »
- Dave Davis
Unless they're privy to some knowledge of glorious re-naming for the sequel to "Tron", The Hollywood Reporter has wrongly titled the sequel as "Tron 2.0" as opposed to its current, horrible name "TR2N". In case you were wondering why Disney has chosen the terrible name over the good one, it's because they wasted the good one on the 2003 videogame "Tron 2.0". Thus, we are currently stuck with "TR2N". Also stuck with "TR2N" are actresses Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett. THR also incorrectly lists the two actresses as the first to sign on to the project when it was pretty clear from the trailer at Comic-Con that Jeff Bridges is returning and on board for the sequel. But hey, don't allow my facts and two seconds of research to get in the way of your press release. You were saying? Plot details are being kept scarce but Wilde will play »
Slash Film is reporting that Disney continues to toy with the name for their sequel to Tron. For months now, the project has been known not as Tron 2 or Tron 2.0 but as Tr2n. Now, defying all reason, it may be altered to Trz.
The news comes from Production Weekly although the studio has yet to officially name the project or provide a release date despite teaser images being made available since the summer.
The industry newsletter has the following synopsis “After being transported into the surreal landscape of a mainframe computer to destroy an intruder, a programmer finds himself allied with the leader of a rebellion against a corrupt cyber-entity.”
Jeff Bridges reprises his role as a programmer named Flynn with Karl Urban and John Hurt also said to be part of the cast. The new film has been written by Adam Horowitz (Lost) and Edward Kitsis (Lost »
- Robert Greenberger
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