Tron Legacy exposed
As already occurred during the past year, Disney has chosen the San Diego Comic-Con International to present its new sci-fi project. The sequel to Tron, the classic movie from 1982 dealing with videogames, virtual reality and 3D graphics when none of these three things was widely popular, has got an official title and synopsis now while the major has released (and this time without silly censorship) the very first trailer from the movie together with some concept art and the teaser poster.
Disney describes Tron Legacy as “a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen“, and reveals the base elements from the plot: Kevin Flynn, the videogame programmer featured in the original Tron, has disappeared during the last 25 years sucked in the same virtual world ruled by the Master Control Program from which he already succeeded to escape once. Meanwhile Sam, Flynn’s 27 years old son, starts searching for his father entering the same parallel reality hidden within the computer.
The two will have to face the dangers of a world that’s much more advanced than the previous one, in the attempt to stay alive without being erased or knocked down by their light cycles-running opponents. The stuff shown at Comic-Con lets us enjoy sets and vehicles more hi-tech than ever together with a remake of the original light cycle. Of course times are very different now, 3D graphics is a wonder viewers take almost for granted and it’s difficult to think that the new chapter of the movie which introduced entire generations to virtuality will have the same impact.
Undoubtedly Disney is well aware of the cult still living around Tron, and the veil of secrecy with which the major protected the sequel until now can be read as the effort to make things the right way taking all the time needed to carry out the project. The Comic-Con teaser trailer is an updated version of the one from the past year but at least this time it’s freely available on-line and on Flynn Lives, the viral site conceived to feed the buzz on what appears to be one of the most important movie events of the upcoming 2010.