One of the most buzzed about movies at this year's Comic-Con was Joseph Kosinski's "Tron 2.0” (then titled "Tr2n"), Disney's sequel to their 1982 technology classic. It's hard to believe that a sequel to a twenty-six year old movie could create such a frenzy -- but hey, I was there, and the footage was pretty darn cool.
As it turned out, none of the revealed footage was from the film, but test scenes cooked up to test the special effects and wind up the geek audience at Comic-Con. The film has vanished off the radar a bit, but you can expect the buzz to pick up again now that casting has begun.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Turistas" stars Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett are the first to sign on for "Tron 2.0."
The plotline remains under wraps, but it is reported that Wilde will play a worker in the virtual world who joins the fight against the Master Control Program, the intelligence protocol that was the villain of the first film. Garrett's role is a lot more vague, she will apparently play "a siren" in the virtual world.
"Tron 2.0” will start shooting in the spring, and the hunt is on for the male lead. Jeff Bridges will reprise his 1982 role of Kevin Flynn, but if the test footage is any indication on the plotline, he's going to be dealing with a younger opponent in some capacity.
Readers, are you looking forward to "Tron 2.0”? Or do you think a sequel to a 1982 movie is obsolete?