‘Tron’ Sequel Gains New Cast
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 tech look has been in development for a year with footage screened at Comic-Con International, igniting a fresh round of buzz for the film. Actual production begins in the spring.