Thursday, 9 October 2008

TR2N In 3D And With Jeff Bridges

Joseph KosinskiAccording to an interview given by Director Joseph Kosinski to AintItCool Tron 2 will be in 3D. Not exactly a scoop, would have been hard to imagine it otherwise indeed, but still this confirmation is welcome. The comic con trailer of Tron 2, shot with Stereoscopic 3D , was a kind of proof of feasibility. Seeing the great result, Joseph Kosinski wants to use it all along the movie: he is said to be "excited" by the look of the game grid in this format. Let's hope it will be in IMAX theaters!

Steven LisbergerMore interesting is to know that Steven Lisberger who co-wrote and directed the first Tron Movie will be involved in TR2N as consultant, hence adding to the legitimacy of this sequel. Will be easier to render Steven Lisberger's vision with the latest technological advances: nice to bring him back then!

But what really gives its legitimacy to this sequel, at least for the hard-core fans, is the presence of actor Jeff Bridges in the cast: he was indeed the hero of the first tron movie.

Jeff Bridges is ready for Tron 2.Jeff Bridges talks about Tr2n in a recent interview given to the British newspaper Guardian (here):

[...] Is that why you signed up for the new Tron movie?

Yeah, that's another unique, wild experience that was too good to turn down. Engaging in that world again feels just like it did all that time ago. Basically, I'm still a child, I love being childlike, and here was another chance to play with these crazy toys. And the cutting-edge technology makes it exciting. Doing the teaser trailer for Comic-Con, I had my first experience of motion capture. And that's turning the industry on its head. It's amazing being part of that.

There's such a retro love for Tron. How do you bring it up to date?
Well, when we made Tron there was no internet, no cellphones. But now we have motion capture, so I think we'll get a far more successful version of the story, which is someone literally getting sucked into a video game. When we did King Kong in the 70s, one minute you'd have a shot of Rick Baker in this big suit and then you'd cut to this 80ft stiff model, and they looked nothing alike. Compare to that Peter Jackson's King Kong the technology is there and they did a wonderful job. I thought they created a beautiful Kong. So I hope that'll be the same for Tron.

The movie is said to be already under production: Director Joseph Kosinski expects the movie TR2N to be released in late 2010.


scataldo said...

I can't wait for this to come out. It's been too long in the making. Without Jeff Bridges, I wouldn't bother to see it.

Ed said...

I am moist. Thanks for putting up that trailer.

AJ said...

Very awesome column to read and seeing the tease trailer was great. Thanks for all the great info you have on here.

Anonymous said...

Regarding Jeff B´s interview:
I think the 70´s King Kong movie (with Jeff Bridges and the "inconsistent" Kong on it) was way better than Peter Jackson´s version, which I think is a visual indigestion: very high tech but soulless and boring (I´d never watch it again). I just hope TR2N lives up to the expectation of thousands of fans for a sequel: very creative and outstanding visual work, and a sensitive and intelligent story. We´ve all seen a lot of very realistic CGI these days and we´re getting too used to it. I hope the filmmakers have a really good reason to produce TR2N, and I don´t mean money. They have a big challenge ahead of them because the original TRON really pushed the envelope very daringly in many aspects. Cheers