By now, you’ve probably seen this at any of the hundred other websites that have already posted it, but I’ll be consarned if I’m going to let some TRON news slip by. We finally have our first real look into the world of TRON: Legacy, the forthcoming sequel to Disney’s 1982 cult sci-fi classic. We also have the nifty teaser poster, shown above, which features the film’s iconic lightcycles. I’m glad to see that they did a good job with the poster, although I would have preferred a more graphic-based approach. Still, since the art of film posters has disappeared so completely in recent years I’m just glad to have something cool.
We also get a brief synopsis of the film, which gives us an idea of the plot as well as a name for Olivia Wilde’s character:
TRON: LEGACY is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (GARRETT HEDLUND), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (JEFF BRIDGES), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of Tron where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant Quorra (OLIVIA WILDE), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
As you can see by the image above, the film’s look is darker than its predecessor. Gone are the white suits with blue piping, and instead we see Matrix-y black bodysuits and even a bit of bare skin. Also gone are the characters’ helmets, with Wilde instead sporting a very “mod” jet-black hairstyle. I have to say that while it definitely looks cool, I hope the final product is more “glowy” and consistent with the world of the original film. TRON had a look all its own, and there’s no need to try and ape The Matrix or The Dark Knight.
That’s a minor quibble, though, especially when judging from a single image. The film continues to look stylish and high-quality, and it will be interesting to see how my long my patience can hold up waiting for its December 17th, 2010 opening.