New Tron Legacy Stills
It looks like black body suits with bright stripes are still the fashionable choice for folks in the cyber-world of Tron.
After a sneaky-peak of the Tron light-cycle last year, those teases at Disney have released these two pictures – the first actual screenshots from the upcoming Tron Legacy.
The first shows the abstract electronic landscape synonymous with the original Tron and in the second Jeff Bridges is dressed as a dentist with a glow-worm on his back.
The sequel promises to follow on from where the original left off and stars Bridges as both the present-day Kevin Flynn and the Flynn of the past.
Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) is his computer whizz-kid son. Eager to trace his father, he finds himself pulled into the same world of malicious programs and gladiatorial games in which his dad has been trapped for the last 25 years.
Helped by Kevin’s loyal confidant (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across the cyber universe which has become a whole lot more perilous since the early ’80s.
TRON blew minds and circuit boards when it was released in 1982. With never-before seen graphics, the still stunning light-cycle battles and cyber-landscapes proved just what could be achieved with a computer.
More than a quarter-century later few animation films don’t use CGI – making pen and ink efforts like The Princess And the Frog something of a novelty.
So how do you follow a film that broke barriers? Expectations for its sequel, Tron Legacy are mounting fast, with Disney saying the movie will be “unlike anything audiences have ever seen”.
The aesthetics of TRON has inspired endless imitators (even New York band The Strokes) and changed Hollywood’s view on computer generated imagery. It left a real legacy – can Tron Legacy do the same?