[139] To the New York Post's Kyle Smith, there were many moments where he "shed [his] customary phlegmatic equilibrium and [...] thought: Hey, this is really exciting! Art included the Recognizer, which has been updated from the original film. visual effects production manager: Mr.X inc. data integration artist (as Christina Boice), 3D integration/tracking artist: Prime Focus World Vancouver (as Reika Nishio), associate visual effects supervisor: Whiskytree, visual effects artist (as Patel Irshad) / visual effects artist: Prana Studios (as patel Irshad), paint comp artist: Digital Domain (as Bethany Pederson), visual effects sequence coordinator: Digital Domain, digital roto and paint artist: Digital Domain, digital effects artist / modeling technical director, pre-visualisation lead / pre-visualisation, visual effects line producer: Digital Domain, paint and rotoscope artist: Digital Domain (as Heather MacPhee), effects animation supervisor: Digital Domain, sequence coordinator (as Elizabeth Schafer), visual effects producer (as Charles W. Self), lead digital compositor: Digital Domain Vancouver, lead compositor: Digital Domain Commercials, 3D Integration Artist: Prime Focus Vancouver, senior lighting technical director: Digital Domain, lighting technical director: Prana Studios, roto and paint artist: Prana Studio / visual effects artist, digital compositor: Prime Focus Vancouver, digital coordinator: Digital Domain (as Kat Elliott), digital lighting artist: Mr X (as Matt 'Readyman' Whelan), digital matte painter: DD - Digital Domain, visual effects sequence producer (uncredited), training coordinator: Digital Domain (uncredited), lighting intern: Digital Domain (uncredited), visual effects studio support: Digital Domain (uncredited), production assistant: Mr. X Inc. (uncredited), visual effects: Digital Domain (uncredited), bidding producer: Ollin Studio (uncredited), systems administrator: Prologue (uncredited), visual effects executive producer (uncredited), stunt double: Jeff Bridges / stuntman: Mr. Bridges, stunts: Black Guard / stunts: Disk Opponent 1, stunts (uncredited) / utility stunts (uncredited), stunt wire rigger (uncredited) / stunt: second unit (uncredited) / utility stunts (uncredited), lead setwire / set wireman (as Keith Brookes), camera operator: "a" camera, additional photography, first assistant camera: "b" camera, additional photography, first assistant camera: "c" camera / first assistant camera: second unit, first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit, chief lighting technician: additional photography, lighting technician (as Paul Stoker Mayne), 2nd Unit Director of Photography / camera operator: "a" camera, second unit, key grip additional photography / leadman grip, second assistant camera: "b" camera, additional photography (as Joe Zovko), 3D camera system design and engineering (uncredited), character animator: Digital Domain (as David Breux), foam technician, specialty costumes: Quantum Creation FX, key specialty costumer (as Linda Benevente-Notaro), costumer: specialty costumes: added lights to the helmets, digital asset manager (as Jason C. Brown), studio manager: Remote Control Productions (uncredited), script supervisor: additional photography, transportation coordinator (as Steve Zerwick), production staff (as Matthew Joseph Adams), second assistant accountant: additional photography, assistant production coordinator: additional photography, production coordinator: additional photography, construction accountant (as Michele Lee Shellenberg), special effects tech for quantum creations, accounting clerk / office production assistant: Mocap shoots, data capture engineer: additional photography (uncredited), training supervisor: Digital Domain (uncredited), production finance executive (uncredited), additional set production assistant: additional photography (uncredited), motion actor: motion capture (uncredited). The actors had to be compressed to compensate for the bulk of the electronics. Bridges called the experience surreal and said it was "Just like the first Tron, but for real! [60] According to Neville Page, the lead designer for the helmets, "The art departments communicated very well with each other to realise Joe's [...] vision. Chroma keying and other techniques were used to allow more freedom in creating effects. For the other entries of the TRON franchise, see the index below: TRON 2.0 TRON: Evolution TRON: Legacy TRON: Uprising Humans Kevin Flynn A former programmer at ENCOM whose ideas for video games were stolen … At the end of the trailer, the yellow Program showed his face, which appeared identical to Flynn's earlier program Clu (resembling the younger Flynn in Tron). When Sam is injured and bleeds, Rinzler realizes Sam is human, or a "User". visual effects artist: Genialogic FX s.u. View All Photos (129) Tron Legacy Quotes. [114] On December 13, 2010, in select cities all over the United States, a free screening of the entire film in 3D was available to individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. "[2], Tron: Legacy received an award for "Best Original Score" from the Austin Film Critics Association. [144] Dargis, Debruge, Puig, and Carrie Rickey of The Philadelphia Inquirer were among the journalists to praise his acting:[135][141][142] Dargis ascribed Sheen's exceptional performance to a seemingly "uninteresting" cast. She tells him that Kevin had been working to create a "perfect" computer system, and had appointed Clu and security program Tron as its co-creators. The two sought influence from various fashion and shoe designers in building the costumes. She encountered Sam again in Zus… [115] On January 21, 2011, the German designer Michael Michalsky hosted the German premiere of the film at his cultural event StyleNite during Berlin Fashion Week. I dig immediate gratification as much as anybody, but it happens so fast that if you make a decision like that, you can go far down the wrong path. "The benefit of [the F35s]," according to director Kosinski, "is that it has a full 35mm sensor which gives you that beautiful cinematic shallow depth of field. Sam reclaims Kevin's disc and rescues Quorra, while Kevin takes control of a Light Fighter. [57], The sequences on the Grid were wholly shot in 3D, utilizing cameras specifically designed for it, and employed a 3D technique that combined other special effects techniques. Christine Bieselin Clark worked with Michael Wilkinson in designing the lighted costumes, which used electroluminescent lamps derived from a flexible polymer film and featured hexagonal patterns. I can't tell you how warm a feeling I get from that. Wilde was revealed in April to be returning as Quorra. "Do you know it? [33], Shortly after hiring Kosinski, Bailey approached screenwriting duo Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, who accepted for being self-described "obsessed about Tron." [119] Forty minutes of the film were shot in 2.35:1 and then vertically enhanced for IMAX. He is captured and sent to "the Games", where he must fight a masked program named Rinzler. "Derezzed" was taken from the album and released as its sole single. Clu, considering them an aberration, betrayed Kevin, killed Tron, and destroyed the ISOs. Category:Characters - Tron Wiki - ''TRON'', ''TRON: Legacy'', and more. [110], On October 28, 2010, a 23-minute preview of the film was screened on many IMAX theaters all over the world, (presented by ASUS). [43] Wilde assessed the characteristics of the figure: "She's this unlikely warrior, very strong but compassionate, and completely led by selflessness. The audience performed chants and stomping effects similar to what is heard in modern sports arenas. The film was presented in IMAX 3D and Disney Digital 3D. Levy translated Kosinski's ideas into drawings and other visual designs. Jai Nitz (w), Salvador Larroca, Andie Tong (a). "[135] To Nick de Semlyen of Empire, "This is a movie of astonishing high-end gloss, fused to a pounding Daft Punk soundtrack, populated with sleek sirens and chiselled hunks, boasting electroluminescent landscapes to make Blu-ray players weep. Concept photos were also shown of Disc Wars, which has also been revised from the original film into a 16-game tournament. Serinda Swan as a Siren #2 10. In the resulting fight, Kevin rescues his son, but Quorra is injured and Zuse gains possession of Kevin's disc. 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[103] Custom Tron branded gaming controllers have been released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii. [93] At the Disneyland Resort in California, a nighttime dance party named "ElecTRONica" premiered on October 8, 2010 and was set to close in May 2011, but it was extended until April 2012 due to positive guest response, in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure Park. [43], Bridges opined that Tron: Legacy was evocative of a modern myth, adding that ideas alluding to technological advancement were prevalent throughout the film. "[143] To Salon commentator Andrew O'Hehir, even Bridges—an individual he regarded as "one of America's most beloved and distinctive" actors—was "weird and complicated" rather than being the "sentimental and alluring" portrayer in the original Tron. Kitsis also added that they had to include an "emotional spine to take us into the story or else it just becomes a bunch of moves or gags and stuff," eventually deciding on adding a mysterious destiny to Flynn and giving him a legendary aura - "Kevin Flynn to us was Steve Jobs and Bill Gates all wrapped up into one and John Lennon. [78] The album was released by Walt Disney Records on December 3, 2010, and sold 71,000 copies in its first week in the United States. [97] On December 12, 2010, the show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, as part of a house rebuild, constructed a Tron: Legacy-themed bedroom for one of the occupants' young boys. A segment from the film showed Flynn's son entering the now-decrepit arcade, playing a Tron stand-up arcade video game, noticing a passage in the wall behind the Tron game and entering it, the passage closing behind him. It portrays some of the history of Flynn's Arcade as well as a fan memoir section. "Disney owns the property, Tron," Bailey stated. "So, we went into Disney," he recalled, "and I told them, 'We can talk about this all day, but in order to really get on the same page, I need to show you what this world looks and feels like. "[123], In North America, the film earned $43.6 million during the course of its opening weekend. [62] While most of the suits were made out of foam latex, others derived from spandex, which was sprayed with balloon rubber, ultimately giving the illusion of a lean shape. [40] According to Variety columnist Michael Fleming, Klugman and Sternthal felt "that the world has caught up to Lisberger's original concept. We then paint it and that's your finished suit. As he was not optimistic about Disney's Matrix-esque approach to the film, Kosinski filmed a high-concept, which he used to conceptualise the universe of Tron: Legacy and convince the studio to greenlight the film. Daft Punk composed the musical score, incorporating orchestral sounds with their trademark electronic music. Microscopic animals eat the plastic, and the fish eat those, and we're all connected. [73] Jason Bentley served as the film's music supervisor. You're put on this world and you want to go home and what is home? Other content included: A Flynn's Arcade in the center of the map Groups of people examining Flynn Lives posters as occurred during the SDCC 2009 live event ; The bottom of the map depicts scenes from the original Tron games IGN reviewed the comic and gave it a "passable" score of 6.5 out of 10. ", "Interview with Joe Kosinski (Director of TRON Legacy)", "Disney unveils 'Tron' effects studio – Entertainment News, Technology News, Media", "What Will Tron: Legacy's 3D VFX Look Like in 30 Years? "[133] J. Hoberman of The Village Voice noted that while it was extensively enhanced, Tron: Legacy retained the streamlined visuals that were seen in its predecessor,[134] while Variety's Peter DeBarge affirmed that the visuals and the accompanied "cutting-edge" score made for a "stunning virtual ride. [128] According to Disney, 65% of foreign grosses originated from five key markets; Japan, Australia, Brazil, United Kingdom, and Spain. Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn 3. Anis Cheurfa as Rinzler 9. We are contemporizing it, taking ideas that were ahead of the curve and applying them to the present, and we feel the film has a chance to resonate to a younger audience. [124] On its opening day, it grossed $17.6 million, including $3.6 million during midnight showings from 2,000 theaters, 29% of which were IMAX screenings,[125] and went on to claim the top spot for the weekend, ahead of Yogi Bear and How Do You Know. Sam (Garrett Hedlund), the son of famous video-game developer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), has been haunted for a long time by his father's mysterious disappearance. Clu, Rinzler, and several guards pursue the trio in Light Jets. [58] In addition, Clark and Wilkinson designed over 140 background costumes. In Flynn's arcade, Sam backs up and deactivates the system. [72] The score was arranged and orchestrated by Joseph Trapanese. [26] Serinda Swan, Yaya DaCosta, and Elizabeth Mathis also appear as Sirens. "[58] In some sequences the image shows a fine mesh pattern and some blurring. The film was also released with D-BOX motion code in select theaters and released in 50 Iosono-enhanced cinemas, creating "3D sound. The cast includes Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner reprising their roles as Kevin Flynn and Alan Bradley, respectively, as well as Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, James Frain, Beau Garrett and Michael Sheen. Filming was expected to start in Vancouver in October 2015. [58] The real-world sequences were filmed in 2D,[59] and eventually altered using the three-dimensional element. [68] On-set, first Bridges would perform, being then followed by actor double John Reardon who would mimic his actions. At the End of Line Club, the owner reveals himself to be Zuse, then betrays Sam to Clu's guards. "[43] Since she epitomizes the concept of androgyny, producers conceived Quorra from an androgynous perspective, notably giving her a short haircut. He is the only program that uses two identity discs when he fights and works as an operative for Clu. [58] All the costumes had to be sewn in such a way that the stitches did not appear, as the design team figured that in a virtual environment the clothes would just materialize, with no need for buttons, zippers or enclosures. ", "Did You Know That I (and Possibly You) Are in Tron Legacy? [58] Despite these concerns, he opined that it was a "great reason to go to the movies because it's an experience you just can't recreate on an iPhone or a laptop. [55] These scenes are presented in 1.78:1 in a similar way to the Blu-ray release of The Dark Knight. Unlike the other Sirens, Gem lingered outside her pod at the side of the armory room as Sam asked her what he was to do now. [50] As Dr. Lora Baines, Cindy Morgan had appeared with Bruce Boxleitner (as Alan Bradley) at the Encom Press Conference in San Francisco, April 2, 2010. As the design team considered the lights a major part of the Tron look, particularly for being set in a dark world—described by effects art director Ben Procter as "dark silhouetted objects dipped in an atmosphere with clouds in-between, in a kind of Japanese landscape painting" where "the self-lighting of the objects is the main light source"—lighting was spread through every prop on the set, including the floor in Flynn's hideout. 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Release Dates A full-size light cycle from the new film was on display. [29] Although Tron performed below Disney studio's expectations,[29] it later developed a cult following, which fueled speculation of Pixar's alleged interest in creating a sequel, in 1999. Stand-by tickets for the event were also sold shortly before the presentation started. After the film ended the tower was lit up blue to mirror The Grid. [85] On December 19, 2009 a new poster was revealed, along with the second still from the film. The transport is intercepted by Clu's warship. Original merchandise from the film was also available for sale. What would your take be? In an interview with Sci-Fi Wire, Bridges revealed that the test footage was unlikely to appear in the finished film. [45], Light cycles make a return,[46][47] with new designs by Daniel Simon. It is a sequel to the 1982 film Tron, whose director Steven Lisberger returned to produce. The boards also combine in real time until the last two Disc warriors are connected. Clu nearly kills Sam in a Light Cycle match, but Sam is rescued by Quorra, an "apprentice" of Flynn, who shows him Kevin's hideout outside Clu's territory. Tron: Legacy premiered in Tokyo on November 30, 2010 and was theatrically released in North America on December 17, 2010. "[60] Kosinski collaborated with people who specialized in fields outside of the film industry, such as architecture and automotive design. Few know his true identity as Tron, the original program who fought for the Users! [104], A tie-in video game, entitled Tron: Evolution, was released on November 25, 2010. It incorporates some of the look of both films.[49]. The development of the costumes came from trying to develop the form language which came from within the film. [176], Tron: Legacy was adapted as a location named "The Grid" in the 2012 Nintendo 3DS game Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance and the later HD remastered version in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The trio discovered a species of naturally occurring "isomorphic algorithms" (ISOs), with the potential to resolve various natural mysteries. "[70], The French electronic duo Daft Punk composed the film score of Tron: Legacy,[71] which features over 30 tracks. In 1989, Kevin Flynn, who was promoted to CEO of ENCOM International at the end of the first film, disappears. The announcement of the free screenings was made on the official Flynn Lives Facebook page. [112] Tron: Legacy was released in theaters on December 17, 2010, in the United States and United Kingdom. [163][164] In March 2015, it was revealed that Disney had greenlit the third film with Hedlund reprising his role as Sam and Kosinski returning to direct the sequel. 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