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TRON

I’ve been out of town for quite some time, and while I have a few other stories I’m working on I thought it important to get this bit of news online as it has just occurred. Rumors had emerged earlier today that something “unannounced” would be presented during Disney’s panel this afternoon at the San Diego ComicCon. These surprise announcements are the rare treasures of ComicCon, as studios keep their most geek-friendly unveilings for just such occasions. Today was no different.

The panel, which mostly focused on actors Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino promoting their upcoming film Return to Witch Mountain, concluded with a three-minute clip from director Joseph Kosinski’s upcoming sequel to the 1982 cult classic TRON. While we had reported on this project in March, it was not widely known that production, much less filming, had started. Even more shocking was the revelation that actor Jeff Bridges – himself a veteran of the original film – would be taking part in the project.

Hopefully more details will emerge once all the bloggers make their way back to their hotel rooms from the Disney panel; if we’re really lucky some video will leak out. Then again, Disney – if you’re listening – could whip up some fan goodwill by releasing that video online…

We’re also eager to hear more about this production which, as mentioned, no one knew was underway. They’ve already checked off one of my key recommendations for the film by bringing in Jeff Bridges; could Wendy Carlos be far behind? Details, people! We need details! Where are my Bothans?

Props to Ain’t it Cool News for getting the story out…

Updates:

/Film describes the teaser and adds that more footage might not be seen until next year

I should also point out that the film is currently being billed as TR2N. While it’s said to look much better in the film’s trademark font, I have to say that I still prefer TRON 2.0.

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