Speaking of TRON: Legacy…
Disney has released a brief video clip featuring a taste of the film’s score by French electronica duo Daft Punk. I’m still kind of irritated that Wendy Carlos isn’t involved, but I have to say that Daft Punk proved a logical selection. The piece, Derezzed, is accompanied in this video by several scenes from the film. Take a look:
While I am indeed looking forward to this film in all its geeky, Tron-y, Jeff Bridges-y glory, I have to say that it almost looks too “normal” compared to the original film. It doesn’t have quite the same washed-out, otherworldly, liquid neon feel and too often the characters look like “regular” humans in (admittedly awesome) costumes. Where are the weird glowing leotards and hockey helmets? The faceless sentinels with the stun rods? The pools of liquid energy and, of course, Bit?
Don’t get me wrong – I’m over the moon about this and it looks totally insane, but I’d still love to see some real aesthetic links to the 1982 film. Maybe they’ll make us old nerds happy with a few scenes set in the “old server.” Give me that, the original TRON theme, and a remake of the CGI scene that was shown in the World of Motion speedroom at EPCOT and I’ll be good to go.
TRON: Legacy arrives soon… December 17th, 2010.