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Wood Joins Tron

30 December 2010 10:56 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Elijah Wood is joining the Tron franchise after signing up to voice a character in an animated TV spin-off.

The 1982 science fiction classic was rebooted with a big screen sequel, with the original film's star Jeff Bridges reprising his role as the software engineer who created the arcade game universe.

Tron: Legacy has proved popular with film fans, grossing more than $165 million (£110 million) worldwide since its release earlier this month, and now it has been revealed the sequel will be followed by a TV show featuring the voice of Wood.

Tron: Legacy screenwriter Adam Horowitz tells Boxofficemagazine.com, "There's a 10-part micro series that will premiere next summer... We've hired an incredible team... We hesitate to tell too much just yet, but it will fill in the blanks of some things, and also explore some new areas as well... Bruce Boxleitner is in it, Elijah Wood, Linda Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen. I mean, we've got a really cool group of actors." »

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Jeff Bridges Interested in Making Sequels to Starman and The Big Lebowski

30 December 2010 7:05 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

In Disney's Tron: Legacy, which is currently in theaters, Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges reprises the role of video game programmer Kevin Flynn, a character that he first played nearly three decades ago in the original Tron, a rare opportunity for an actor in this age of reboots and remakes, where the actors who play major roles seem to be expendable. In a recent interview in support of his other movie currently in theaters, True Grit, Bridges once again mentioned his interest in making a sequel to Texasville, the 1990 sequel to the highly acclaimed 1971 drama The Last Picture Show, and also revealed that, given the opportunity, he would be interested in reprising the roles he played in Starman (1984) and The Big Lebowski (1998), as well.

Next Showing: Tron: Legacy and True Grit are both in theaters now

Link | Posted 12/30/2010 by BrentJS

Jeff Bridges | The Big Lebowski | Starman »

- BrentJS Sprecher

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Little Fockers Passes $50m Milestone, The Fighter Down Three Spots: Box Office

28 December 2010 10:46 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon in Joel and Ethan Coen's True Grit Paul Weitz's Little Fockers grossed $8.41m — about $1m more than on opening day — at the North American box office on Monday, Dec. 27, according to Box Office Mojo. A Universal release, Little Fockers stars Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, and Jessica Alba. The widely panned comedy passed the $50m milestone on Monday, Day 6. Cume: $53.49m. At no. 2, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's Western True Grit, with Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Barry Pepper, earned $7.17m (estimate) — about $1.5m more than on opening day. If Tuesday figures are equally strong, True Grit will pass the $50m milestone on Day 7. Cume: $43.2m. True Grit was followed by another Jeff Bridges movie, Joseph Kosinski's Tron: Legacy, which co-stars Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. Tron: »

- Zac Gille

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Box Office Blather: Jeff Bridges Double Dips

28 December 2010 4:52 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

A weekly box office series, in beta, to see if we like. To remind you that you're here and not elsewhere and we can't just do things normally, we'll come at it from weird angles when we can.

Jeff Bridges stars in Tron GRITLittle Fockers $30 New True Grit $24.8 NEWTron Legacy $19.5 (cumulative: $87.3)The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader $9.4 (cumulative: $62.5)Yogi Bear $7.8 (cumulative: $35.8)The Fighter $7.6 (cumulative: $26.6)Tangled $6.4 (cumulative: $143.6)Gulliver's Travel $6.3 New Black Swan $6.2 (cumulative: $28.6)The Tourist $5.4 (cumulative: $40.8)The King's Speech $4.4 (cumulative: $8.3) How Do You Know $3.5 (cumulative: $15)With Little Fockers and True Grit topping the charts and we experience an unexpected flashback. Bridges & Babs haven't dipped into the top box office together since The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996). And this time Jeff is double-dipping.

♪ this is it... Ohhhh i finally found someone... someone to share my life ♪♫

The first thing to note is that Jeff Bridges is hogging the »

- NATHANIEL R

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Tron TV - Animating The Animated

27 December 2010 10:34 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

What do you get when you take one of those live action and cartoon hybrids and take out all the live action? You get Tron: Uprising.

Hot on the heels of the mild success of Tron: Legacy, screenwriters Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis told Box Office Magazine they’ve written a ten-part animated miniseries for television, and they’ve got franchise star Bruce Boxleitner to lend his voice.

They’ve also secured the services of Elijah Wood, Linda Moore, Lance Henriksen, and good ol’ Pee-Wee Herman himself, Paul Reubens.

The miniseries will be set between the two movies, which should be no problem as there was a 28-year gap between the releases. Lots of little details that, sadly, niggled few if anyone, will be revealed.

Why do I get a Clone Wars vibe off of this?

While no broadcast or cable network has been announced, one assumes it will »

- Mike Gold

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'Tron' TV series to premiere Summer 2012; Bruce Boxleitner, Elijah Wood, and more signed on

27 December 2010 7:09 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

If "Tron: Legacy" left you wanting more of the digital-cyber universe, fear not. Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis, the film's screenwriters, confirm that they've also written a 10-part animated television miniseries that will fall in line with the continuity of the films. While a third film has yet to be greenlit, the cast and crew of the TV series, titled "Tron: Uprising" certainly speak to its quality.

Bruce Boxleitner, who played Tron in both films, is signed on. "Bruce Boxleitner is in it, Elijah Wood, Linda Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen. I mean, we've got a really cool group of actors," Horowitz tells Box Office Magazine.

He confirms that the series will take place between the events of the original "Tron" and the current film, "Tron: Legacy."

"Absolutely. And we're treating it very seriously," he says. "This animated show will take place from when Flynn is in a safe house. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Weekend Box Office Report: Merry Focking Christmas

26 December 2010 9:03 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

North American moviegoers visited the Fockers over the Christmas weekend as Little Fockers debuted at the top of the box office heap. The Universal comedy was joined by a strong debut for Paramount's True Grit and a pint size opening for Fox's Gulliver's Travels. With Christmas Eve falling on a Friday, no must-see event picture a la Avatar playing at the multiplexes and an overall so-so selection of films to choose from, the box office top ten was off a steep 45% from last year at this time.

Despite debuting 32% lower than its 2004 predecessor Meet The Parents which grossed $70.2 million in its first five days of release, Little Fockers laughed up $34.8 million over the weekend and $48 million since Wednesday. Reviews were as brutal for this comedy as they were for last week's Yogi Bear (11% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes), but that didn't stop too many people from taking the time out »

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Jeff Bridges-Garrett Hedlund's Tron: Legacy Down 54%

26 December 2010 6:37 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Garrett Hedlund, Tron: Legacy True Grit: Jeff Bridges' Biggest Hit in Nearly 10 Years; Joel and Ethan Coens' Biggest Hit Ever? Following True Grit, the other Jeff Bridges vehicle among the top three at the North American box office this Christmas weekend was Joseph Kosinski's Tron: Legacy, co-starring Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. Tron: Legacy added another $20.1m (a sizable -54.3% drop-off rate) according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Total: $88.29m. Cost: $170m. On Monday, after 11 days out, Tron: Legacy should pass the inflation-adjusted box-office gross of the original Tron, which back in 1982 earned approximately $33m — or about $89.2m in 2010 dollars. At no. 4 this Christmas weekend was Michael Apted's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader with $10.8m, following a minuscule -12.8% drop. Total: $63.92m. Cost: $155m. (Note: some of those low box-office drops are a little surprising as Friday, Christmas »

- Zac Gille

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"Little Fockers" Debuts At No. 1, But "True Grit" Impresses!

26 December 2010 11:51 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

First, the bad news. According to Hollywood.com, overall revenues this Christmas weekend were down 45% over the same weekend a year ago. But that didn't stop Universal's "Little Fockers" for taking the No. 1 spot.

The third installment of the "Meet the Parents" franchise opened with $34 million for the weekend and $48.3 million since opening Wednesday, December 22nd. So how did it stack up against the other films in the "Parents" franchise?

The first "Meet the Parents" debuted in 2000 with $28.6 million, eventually earning $166.2 million. The sequel, "Meet the Fockers," earned $46.1 million during its opening weekend on December 22 of 2004 becoming the 4th highest grossing film of that year with $279.2 million.

The new entry, "Little Fockers," will probably end up between the first and the second in total domestic gross, but honestly? The threequel was an unnecessary flick, the magic was gone, and everyone, from Ben Stiller to Robert DeNiro all the way to Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman, »

- Manny

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Little Fockers ‘Focked’ Up The Weekend Box Office Competition

26 December 2010 11:08 AM, PST | Fox All Access | See recent Fox All Access news »

Little Fockers, the third and hopefully last film in the Meet The Parents franchise, was the #1 movie at the box office over the holiday weekend.  The film grossed $34,016,000, bringing its total to $48,302,000 since its opening on December 22nd.  Most Hollywood insiders expected the film to earn much more than it did, given that the second film, Meet The Fockers, which opened in 2004 at the exact same time, earned $46,120,980 in its opening weekend.  Over the five day Christmas holiday weekend, it earned $70,517,720, a far cry from the sum earned by Little Fockers. The Little Fockers production budget was $100 million, $20 million more than the Meet The Fockers budget.  Universal Pictures is undoubtedly disappointed this weekend!   True Grit, the Coen Brothers remake of the 1969 John Wayne film starring Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Matt Damon, and Hailee Steinfeld came in at #2 this weekend grossing $25,600,000.  These numbers are impressive considering this is not a mainstream movie for all audiences. »

- foxallaccess

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'Fockers' Comes In First, 'Gulliver' Falls Very Short: Box Office Report December 24 - 26

26 December 2010 6:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Movie News, Box Office, New Releases

Looks like there's life in those old Fockers yet. Despite widespread critical derision, the star power of De Niro, Stiller, Hoffman et al. was still potent enough to send 'Little Fockers' to the top of the box office heap over the holiday weekend with an estimated $34 million over three days and a cumulative $48.3 million five-day haul.

Released on Wednesday, the Universal comedy couldn't match the sizable $70 million bow that 'Meet the Parents' enjoyed over Christmas in 2000, but did manage to squeeze past the $46 million that its predecessor, 'Meet the Fockers,' scored in 2004.

It was Bridges versus Bridges to round out the top three, with Jeff Bridges' Oscar contender 'True Grit' (also released Wednesday) beating out Jeff Bridges' effects-laden 'Tron: Legacy' to claim the No. 2 spot with $36.8 million over five days. »

- Laura Prudom

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Second Opinion - Tron: Legacy (2010)

26 December 2010 2:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tron: Legacy, 2010.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski.

Starring Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Bruce Boxleitner, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen and James Frain.

Synopsis:

Investigating the disappearance of his father Kevin (Jeff Bridges), Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) is drawn into the digital world of 'The Grid'.

Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) is looking for his father, Kevin (Jeff Bridges), missing since 1989. Drawn into a dark and dusty arcade, Sam stumbles across his father’s old computer, still in sleep mode from 20 years ago (who’s paying that electricity bill?). He activates a laser, the laser zaps him into Flynn’s computer.

So we’ve stepped through the wardrobe, fallen down the rabbit-hole, followed the yellow brick road. So? What’s the twist? Why is this different? Backtrack a moment and re-consider that tagline. Sam Flynn gets zapped into Kevin Flynn’s dusty old computer, locked away beneath an abandoned arcade. His father’s computer. »

- flickeringmyth

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Elijah Wood and Paul Reubens in Tron TV Series

25 December 2010 4:25 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

"Tron: Legacy" writers Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis told Box Office Magazine that the Disney film will continue in the form of an animated TV series that will take place between the events of "Tron" and "Tron: Legacy." "There's a 10-part micro series that will premiere next summer that Eddie and I wrote," said Horowitz. "And we've also worked on a couple of episodes with the series itself. We've hired an incredible team; we've got a guy running the show named Charlie Bean who is an amazing director." Kitsis added: "This animated show will take place from when Flynn is in a safe house. It's from when Clu takes over the grid to before when Sam comes in. So if you were wondering what was the grid like before that, then watch the show." The new show will include such voice actors as Elijah Wood, Linda Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen and Bruce Boxleitner. »

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New Details on Animated ‘Tron: Uprising’

24 December 2010 3:06 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Do you have Daft Punk stuck in your head? Are you seeing neon lights everywhere you walk? Don’t worry, you’re just suffering from Tron Fatigue. Get some extra sleep, purge your mind of any thoughts of Olivia Wilde (difficult, we know), and you’ll feel better in the morning. Given the sheer volume of hype Disney put out for Tron: Legacy, which opened last week to mixed reviews, your condition is understandable.

Before you give up on the Tron universe and throw yourself into the next big thing (Avengers anyone?), you should take a minute to learn more about Tron: Uprising, the upcoming Disney Xd animated series set in the Tron universe and featuring the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, and Tron mainstay Bruce Boxleitner.

Earlier in the week, Todd Gilchrist of Click to continue reading New Details on Animated ‘Tron: Uprising »

- Rob Frappier

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“Little Fockers” leads “True Grit” heading into holiday weekend

24 December 2010 7:15 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: It was a big win for “Little Fockers” at the box office on Wednesday as the ensemble comedy – the third in the “Meet the Parents” franchise – topped several newcomers to lead the daily box office and charge into the holiday frame with some momentum.

Little Fockers” earned an estimated $7.2 million on Wednesday to jog ahead of Joel and Ethan Coen’s “True Grit,” which opened to much better reviews but only $5.5M or the day. Still, pundits say that number for Paramount’s period Western is better than expected.

“The Coen Brothers Western performed above expectations,” writes EW.com, adding that between “Grit” and “Tron,” December “belongs to Jeff Bridges.”

Will “Fockers” hold? Reviews have been brutal, with the comedy claiming only an 11% Fresh grade on Rotten Tomatoes. If word of mouth hurts the film over the weekend, it’s possible that “Grit” – with »

- Sean O'Connell

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Tron: Uprising

24 December 2010 4:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The whole world seems to have a outlined, luminescent blue glow to it right now with Tron fever spreading like wildfire. And it’s no shock with Disney’s past mega successes of Pirates Of The Caribbean and National Treasure, Disney are really going all out with their franchises and Tron: Legacy being no exception with toys, games, theme park rides, comics and now the much anticipated cartoon; Tron: Uprising.

The series, to air Summer 2012 on Disney Xd, fits between the first Tron and the new installment, Legacy where Clu (evil Jeff Bridges program) takes over the Grid. Below is an outline from Adam Horowitz, the Tron: Legacy co-screenwriter in an interview on Box Office Magazine;

This animated show will take place from when Flynn is in a safe house. It’s from when Clu takes over the grid to before when Sam comes in. So if you were »

- Paul Koren

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Tron: Uprising Animated Series Updates Reveal Connection to Tron Movies

24 December 2010 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Tron: Legacy writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz offered up some details on Tron: Uprising which will air on Disney Xd. The show is set to debut in the summer of 2012, featuring an all-star voice cast. Charlie Bean of Samurai Jack fame will write and direct the series which was announced in early November. Elijah Wood (playing a rebel leader character named Beck), Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry and Lance Henriksen are set to lend their voices for the show and Bruce Boxleitner will reprise his role as Tron. Kitsis and Horowitz, who will serve as creative consultants, revealed that the events of the show will take place in between the events of Tron and Tron: Legacy. "This animated show will take place from when Flynn is in a safe house. It's from »

- Bryan Kritz

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Animated ‘Tron: Uprising’ Details Revealed

23 December 2010 2:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Whether or not you love or hate Tron: Legacy, there's no denying that Disney is all in with their investment in the franchise. Video games, theme parks, toys and, of course, the upcoming animated series. Tron: Uprising will begin airing on Disney Xd (that's like Disney Channel for Boys) during the Summer of 2012 and it sports an impressive voice cast including Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry, Lance Henriksen and Bruce Boxleitner, who will reprise his role as Tron. There's also a 10-part micro-series in the works that will premiere in the Fall. We've now learned a bit more about the cartoon series, including where it starts and will end. Read about it after the break. In an interview with Box Office Magazine [1] (with a heads up from Ain't It Cool News [2]), Tron: Legacy co-screenwriter Adam Horowitz said they're treating the series "very seriously" and »

- Germain Lussier

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'Tron: Legacy' and 'Lost' writers discuss rebooting the sci-fi landmark and their new TV projects

23 December 2010 9:16 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

For most of Lost’s six seasons, the writing team of Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis played a pivotal role in plotting the adventures of Jack Shephard and castaway company as they struggled to find redemption on a mysterious, light-imbued island that roamed the grid of reality. But for the final three years of producing the now-concluded drama, the scribes were moonlighting in another luminous, down-the-rabbit-hole fantasyland, endeavoring to bring it — or rather, re-introduce it — to the masses. That ambition reached fruition last weekend when Disney’s Tron: Legacy opened in theaters and scored a solid $44 million at the box office. »

- Jeff Jensen

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What's at the Movies This Weekend?

22 December 2010 11:44 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Here's a sneak peek at what's opening this weekend, including the Robert De Niro/Ben Stiller comedy "Little Fockers," the fantastical "Gulliver's Travels," the Coen brothers' "True Grit" and the country music drama "Country Strong."

In Theaters Now (December)'Little Fockers' (Dec. 22)

Who: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner; directed by Paul Weitz What: Stiller and De Niro are back for with this holiday focking-stuffer, as the ultimate son-in-law, »

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