• Jul 26th 2008 at 6:13PM
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Follow the jump to watch a video of Tr2n teaser footage

Disney is planning a sequel to its cult classic, Tron. Jeff Bridges reprises his role as Flynn, though the character may take on a more menacing tone in part two. Teaser footage was unveiled just yesterday at the San Diego Comic Con. While Tron was just moderately successful at the box office, the film's legend has grown along with its 80s-era fans, enough to earn itself a sequel over two decades later. The Light Cycles starred in what was perhaps the original film's most iconic scene, and they make a grand comeback in Tr2n, the tentative (and very unfortunate) name of the sequel.

Seriously, watch the crappy, clandestinely-obtained footage from the convention panel after the break. Color us super excited based on this early teaser. When we see a proper copy of this, we'll likely be even more stoked. Seriously, how cool are the new Light Cycles? We think they look awesome in their new uncovered form, and the updated graphics make us hope that the new story, said to be written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz from Lost, lives up to our childhood Tron memories.

[Source: Slashfilm]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Would this be considered Tr2n pr0n?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Alphanumeric! Oh, wait...
      • 7 Years Ago
      i remember watching a similar advertisement for the honda civic..
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, so the lightcycle game got an upgrade and can actually do soft curves now? Hmm, not sure that's an upgrade really, I think it's better having 90 degree turns to avoid. Still pretty cool looking, can't wait to see the trailer full screen.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah, it's kinda less "digital", isn't it?

        The graphics and worlds look good, I kinda wish they hadn't messed with the light cycles games though.

        Where are the recognizers? Where's the MCP?

        End of Line.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Was the Jeff Bridges?

      The trailer, or what there is of it... I like.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Glad someone else brought up the Matrix's obvious progenitor. Sure, you could say that the Christological story is universal, but the fact remains that the Matrix is an obvious updated Tron, right down to the Recognizers.

      Like many sci-fi greats, Tron is definitely a bit short on the writing and acting. However, even 25 years later, the graphics and cinematography still look great, even with retro-colored glasses.

      My fingers are crossed that Wendy Carlos reprises her stint as the composer. If not her, maybe they can convince Thomas Newman, whose Wall-E music was electro-tastic, or Drew Neumann, whose score for the animated Aeon Flux was clearly influenced by Carlos' Tron music, to take on the herculean task.

      "Confirmed, Alan One!"
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well it would be hard for a new Tron to be worse than the first one, so they have that going for them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Vid is down, " The video has been removed because of a copyright claim from the Walt Disney Company".

      • 7 Years Ago
      When the original came out it turned the geeks on their heads. Looking back, maybe not so great.

      The 2nd one better be beyond kickass, otherwise......
      • 7 Years Ago
      Cool.but... Slow news day huh... Autoblog...?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I always wanted a 'bit' from the first movie. So cool...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm sorry but I don't see this movie doing to well. The original Tron was not that great and has only been remembered this long because the computer geeks from the early 80's are still alive. I can see why the concept of being sucked into a computer and being forced to participate in games would be interesting in the days of the Apple IIe and Atari 2600, but today its just boring schtick.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @ HotDiggity

        Agreed. There's just no comparison between the 2 movies.

        However, the reason was Han Solo was bragging about doing the "Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs" is precisely because he cut the actual distance of the trip by using a cluster of black holes called The Maw. Now, whether or not black holes do actually warp the space time continuum this way is way beyond my understanding.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Sucked? Are you people mad?

        First - scifi *never* shows the future. The best it can do is show what that time thinks the future can be. Every scifi looks like the time it was made in - 2001 is 1968, Silent Running and Star Wars? Sooo 1970s. Love the moppet haircuts.

        TRON was so visionary, so ahead of its time that it probably didn't even understand itself. It was grabbing at concepts from designers like Mobius, studios that could only show demos of what was possible, building a world out of primary object models.

        It was a lot like Star Wars in that it was trying to create its own world mythos, but ultimately it talked over the heads of many people in the audience, geeks included. Sometimes over itself. TRON took a best-guess, and while the language can a bit clunky now, it was almost leet-speak for the day.

        (And before you start in about the SW parallel and how it's sooo much better, let me just say "Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs", using a measure of distance in place of time, just because it sounded better...)

        But the super-cool part of TRON is that the damn primary graphics still hold up. They used every graphics house at the time - some could do subtractive boolean procedures, others could could do fine details but not true reflectives. The director, Listberger, did a pretty decent job welding it all together to making coherent what *no-one* to date had been able to do...not perfect, but it wasn't like he was going to get another chance at it.

        It was madness then, and they did what would have been years of computer time in months, but snicker as some might, this is true: At this one point in time, Disney was the most powerful computer-graphics company in the world. Had they had the vision to try-try-again, they could made had Jurrasic Park 10 years earlier, or Toy Story, or..well, you get it.

        Disney didn't know what it had; much like you newbies who can't look backwards to see where it all came from, it couldn't see forward to where graphics were going. Because of it's short-sightedness, the TRON team were disbanded and we'd get "The Last Unicorn" and "Mickey's Christmas Carol". Sounds a lot like Disney, circa 2007, don't you think?

        TRON really deserves much more respect than it's given. It was state of the art then and maybe, fingers-crossed, it'll be that way again.

        So cut it some slack. Without TRON, you likely wouldn't have gotten the last decade's spectacles. You could have gotten another Herbie movie. (Nuts - I forgot. You did.)

        Damn post-modern kids! And get off my gamegrid!
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