No matter how you cut it, Tron 2.0 is looking Harder, Better, Faster, Stonger…
First up, the news that Daft Punk will be scoring the new Tron film, their first full-length feature work as a group. From Upcoming Film Scores:
French electronica duo Daft Punk has been signed to write the original music score for Tron 2.0, Walt Disney’s upcoming sequel to the groundbreaking 1982 animation cult hit which was scored by electronic music icon Wendy Carlos. Daft Punk’s members Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have been involved in various films before, but Tron 2.0 will be their first complete feature film score.
Second, AICN scored some SPOILERS about the plot of the second Tron film and how it - sadly - probably won’t be called Tr2n:
The title will almost certainly NOT be TRON 2 or TR2N. Possibly something with a colon - TRON: ________.
The story takes place approximately 25 years after the original.
The movie starts in 1989. Kevin Flynn (Bridges) has created some of the world’s top selling games based on his Game Grid challenges in the first film, and has marketed the hell out of what he saw there (action figures, Recognizer night lights, yadda yadda yadda).
Flynn has a seven year old son named Sean.
Flynn disappears, leaving behind his son.
Alan Bradley (Boxleitner) takes over Flynn’s company (ENCOM).
Jump forward in time: Sean is now twenty something.
Alan Bradley has info that leads Sean to look for Flynn.
Search takes Sean to Flynn’s old arcade - mothballed.
Into the computer world goes Sean.
There’s a CLU character (Flynn’s computer alter-ego from the first film).
Flynn has programmed CLU to run around and make a better computer world, but CLU’s gone corrupt and is creating his own interpretation of that perfect world. This is why CLU (young Bridges) is being such a punk-ass in that Comic Con footage we saw.
CLU has it out for a kind of program called ISOs & wants to eradicate them.
The ISOs believe Sean Flynn is the one who will free them from CLU’s belligerence.
Somewhere in the computer world, the real Kevin Flynn is whizzing around in a classic Light Cycle. Will he help in the battle against CLU?
Light Jets have jet walls, too.
Light Cycles versus Light Jets.
Big Disc battle!
Bridges going all out for this role. Embracing it. Fans will go gaa gaa.
Touche, Disney, that doesn’t sound half bad. AND it makes sense after watching the blurry Tr2n trailer over and over again, trying to make sense out of why there are 2 Jeff Bridges and why one seems like a bad guy.
But I really wanted the flick to be called Tr2n for some reason. Maybe because it’s a title without a vowel. Or it suggests the number two is a vowel, which has even cooler repercussions, if you think abut it.
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