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.
If there is something on which one can rely on so that the movie adaptation of Prince of Persia videogame saga won’t end up being an indecorous shame is the direct involvement of game designer, screenwriter, director and story-teller Jordan Mechner. Who like me has grown up with the myth of platform/adventure games, and with the PoP one in particular, certainly thinks with a mixture of terror and hope about May 28, 2010, the release date of the film that could be the first to act as a worthy continuation of a genuine videogaming archetype on the big screen.
UPDATE: As largely expected, the censorial axe of Disney has knocked down on the bootleg available on YouTube. Not that this matters: I’ve updated the post with the the same video hosted on a Russian portal, and the .flv file available on Sir Arthur’s Den server is always in its place.
ComiCon International 2008, an event full of comics, animations and videogames that took place during the last week-end in San Diego, reserved a couple of stunning surprises for those inflexible with quality popular movies, a type of entertainment that counts, beside pop-corn, also on directors, actors and ideas above the usual mud supplied by the majors which then complain about of being (rightly) on the edge of bankruptcy.