#SDCC: ‘TRON: Legacy’ UPDATED
Returning for an unprecedented third year to the
fans and convention that started it all is TRON: Legacy, and if there’s ever going to be a film that can say it did everything to cultivate the audience, it’s this one.
As you may remember, it started two years ago when the director brought a visual test of the film to see if you could just make it look cool…
…and got such a huge buzz that the film was given a full go ahead.
Then last year, Disney went ahead and built Flynn’s Arcade in San Diego during the con, populated it with all the old games and made up some direct from the original movie, and released a new trailer, which also hinted at why they were going to delay one more year– a 3D version:
And now this year, after a skydiver came into WonderCon during an improved panel with Bruce Boxleitner and Cindy Morgan playing their roles from the Tron Universe, people have been waiting to see what’s next. So people packed Hall H to see cast members Jeff Bridges, Garrett
Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, Bruce Boxleitner, director Joe Kosinski, and producers
Sean Bailey and Steven Lisberger, and all moderated by comedian ubergeek Patton Oswalt.
First off: the film’s finished. All done. And all shot in 3D, no upconversion. They’re saying that the 3D is even an improvement on Avatar‘s tech. Of course, it’s going to look even more impressive when compared against the special effects from the original film 28 years ago.
Jeff Bridges will be playing dual roles, one at his current age and one from the time of his first film.
And in one last piece of fan participation, the audience of eight thousand people was asked to shout certain words, and Skywalker Sound recorded it for later usage in the movie. Vinnie Bartilucci commented, “Man, the imdb page is gonna be HUGE…”
And yes, there’s a new trailer, which we’ll post as soon as we have it. UPDATE: And here it is:
Tron Legacy opens in regular, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters on December 17th, 2010.