Tron sequel gains plot
There's an official plot outline arrived online for the sequel to the classic Tron, a film which I'm really starting to get concerned about, especially when I read the new plot.
It reads like the remakes of many other great films of late, take the sole lead character and switch them round for a couple, introduce some young love tension, and then make the new character the son of the original one and throw them through the same story as before, just add in those two Hollywood multipliers "bigger" and "more".
Yes I may be being just a tad harsh on the film, but from that very first concept teaser footage we saw things have been going downhill the more and more it's talked about. I'm hoping it's all just talk of course and when we finally do see footage they've managed to get it all right, but we know how so many of these remakes/sequels/re-imagining attempts have gone.
Here's the blurb for Tron, yes it is called Tron, through /Film who have rightly picked up on that title change, or lack of it. I much prefer Tron 2.0 and actually TR2N was much better than Tron. I think by holding onto the original name they really are setting themselves up for a big comparison.
TRON 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 same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
I do hope there's a lot more made of the fact that Kevin Flynn has been living inside the computer for so long and it's not just used as a connection to the first film.
If you want a reminder of the Tron sequel teaser, which Filmstalker had first, here you are.