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The Story Of Tron Legacy
What's Tron, why is there a sequel, and why you should care...
This week, the trailer for Tron Legacy finally hit the Interwebs and blew our collective minds. As we wait for the film itself to arrive (not until December, people; don't start queuing just yet), we thought we'd take a quick wander down the memory paths to chart how the sequel even came about...

WORDS JAMES WHITE

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The Story Of Tron Legacy
In The Beginning

The original Tron was the brainchild of animator Steven Lisberger, who, back in 1976, began to realise the impact that computers were having on the world, from games like Pong to the amazing graphics being created by the likes of the MAGI team. While the Internet and common computer use were still a few years away, Lisberger poured a lot of his money into development and then convinced a skeptical Disney executive team to stump up $17 million to begin shooting the movie, which would merge early computer effects with live-action.





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Your Comments
1 Homage
Posted on Tuesday March 16, 2010, 18:22 by malreynoldsmycaptain
The Strokes video for 12:51 is excellent homage to tron. Read More

2 Things change, things stay the same.
Posted on Sunday March 14, 2010, 19:14 by Doktor Animal
Saw the original in our local flea-pit on its release all those years ago and now feel just as excited, waiting to see the follow up in my local multiplex in 3-D. This comes out around the time of my birthday so it'll be my treat to myself. Read More

3 Hmm
Posted on Sunday March 14, 2010, 08:41 by FilmGirl27
Better be "Good Remake ala Star Trek". Read More

4 RE: More Viral Stuff
Posted on Saturday March 13, 2010, 15:39 by Invader_Ace
Want Tron Now. Read More

5 More Viral Stuff
Posted on Friday March 12, 2010, 10:01 by sowasred2012
Check this site out: http://www.arcadeaid.com/challengingstage/ A: it's a cool game, and B: if you complete it they send you an ENCOM security pass that'll come in handy for another part of the game in a few weeks (also check out www.encominternational.com - it has a world map with the locations of their offices on, and London is one of the active ones!). Read More

6 Where is Lora, Yori or Cindy Morgan?
Posted on Friday March 12, 2010, 01:31 by Cinema Dave
Given the reaction to Leonard Nimoy and Karen Allen from the previous summer blockbusters, Disney should consider to cast Cindy Morgan in this "Tron Legacy." Morgan has done much to keep the "Tron" Legacy alive. Read More

7 This is what 3D is made for
Posted on Thursday March 11, 2010, 16:49 by genlock
I saw the 3D trailer before Alice in Wonderland last night, it blew me away. I loved the original, this ones gonna be even better! Starring Oscar Winner Jeff Bridges! Read More

8 Going to Change Film Making.
Posted on Thursday March 11, 2010, 16:45 by Arjunthejedi
This film is going to revolutionise filmmaking in so many ways. Plus it looks soo cool! I wish i was sucked into that server! Read More

9 Awesome
Posted on Thursday March 11, 2010, 16:45 by Sheinen
That is gonna be all kinds of incredible! Read More


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