Jeff Bridges on Tron sequel
At Comic Con earlier this year a teaser trailer debuted for the Tron sequel Tr2n. The internet went crazy for it. Jeff Bridges, back in another Tron film. Who'd have thought it. Well now Bridges has been talking about the sequel.
He tells us why he signed up for the sequel, and how different it will be with todays technologies.
Tr2n is scheduled for release in 2010, and the trailer leaked onto the internet gave as an idea what to expect. Jeff Bridges is also returning, and he has been talking about what made him want to revisit Tron. He talked to The Guardian, through Coming Soon.
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.
I'm excited to see the difference between the first and second due to the new technology available. It's one of the few films that can genuinely be improved upon with a sequel, simply due to the passing of time. Jeff Bridges also thinks that improved techniques will make a big difference.
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.
I wonder how much difference around 28 years will make? Can't wait to find out. Are you looking forward to an updated Tron?