Tron Legacy booting up game adaptation

Director of Disney cult classic reportedly confirms interactive take on film's upcoming 2010 sequel.

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Nearly three decades after Disney's Tron brought the world of computers to the big screen with 3D graphics and fluorescent video effects, the film is finally receiving a sequel. And when that sequel, Tron Legacy arrives next year, it will do so with a game adaptation in tow.

The Tron Legacy, bequeathed according to wishes detailed in the Tron Will and subject to the Tron Estate Tax. (End of line.)

Speaking with film site Latino Review at last weekend's Disney fanfest D23 Expo, original Tron director and producer on Legacy Steven Lisberger bluntly acknowledged as much.

"I don't know whether I'm supposed to say it, but I'm saying it," Lisberger said. "There is definitely [a video game.] How could there not be?"

When asked who is developing the game, Lisberger said that "Disney does in-house [game development] now," suggesting the project has been entrusted to Disney Interactive Studios. A representative with the studio had not returned a request for comment as of press time.

While Tron Legacy will be just the second feature film in the series, Tron has spawned a slew of games over the years. The original movie was adapted by a pair of arcade games, Tron and Discs of Tron, and a handful of titles on the Atari 2600 and Intellivision. In 2003, Disney's Buena Vista Interactive label brought the franchise back with Tron 2.0 on the PC, followed the next year by Tron 2.0 Killer App for the Xbox and Game Boy Advance.

Discussion

61 comments
xanthier
xanthier

I know people think there are too many sequels/remakes, especially from Disney. But I'm glad most people are enthusiastic about this. Tron has quite the cult following and they have been campaigning to get another movie for years now, and our dream is finally coming true. Monolith's game was pretty good too, hopefully they find a studio equally talented for this one.

MattHopeKids
MattHopeKids

Oh my word, how have I not seen this trailer before. Amazing, can't wait.

NuKkU
NuKkU

i kind of figured this :D

vengeance00
vengeance00

i have to say i'm impressed with the trailer, looks a lot better then most games and trailers that come out of disney.

wahyudil
wahyudil

will the story connect with Tron 2.0 ?

Mr_Versipellis
Mr_Versipellis

This is unnecessary. Tron is certainly of it's time.

IntaleX
IntaleX

While I tottaly agree that it's time to stop milking stuff and this will probebly suck... Disney does not have bad inhouse gamedevelopment, if you look at there trackrecord, they make fairly decent games. Who knows, we might eventually even get a decent Marvel game...

Waldkrieger
Waldkrieger

Ridiculous. What ever happened to just making a movie and stopping at that? Must every sci-fi/fantasy movie be made into a rushed job, pointless game? Just a waste of time, talent, and money. Stop milking things, because that's when the imagination, inspiration, and art is lost. That's why 75% of everything made now days is nonsense.

smartmart
smartmart

Disney interactive + Game + movie tie in = One big fat bargain bin flop.

Bashers79
Bashers79

I saw the trailer a while back on a movie site, there was this one guy who posted a comment that there was to much CGI in the movie, I hope for his sake he was joking. As for the game, its going to be a movie tie-in made by Disney's in-house studio, its destined to flop.

Franzkill
Franzkill

Sister showed me the trailer for the film the other day and I must say it looks very promising. I've never watched the original but I definetly want to now. Hopefully the game will live up to the movie's anticipation though.

BatThink
BatThink

Oh no, not another movie to game lisence, we all know how this might turn out. Is nothing sacred any more

Targzissian
Targzissian

My dad took me to see Tron for my 12th birthday. There are very few times in my life when I have been that excited about anything. I'm glad they're finally doing a proper sequel. As for Tron 2.0 (the 2003 PC game) I played through it about three or four times. And spent a lot of time with the light cycles. I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, I'm now almost forty years old and am very jaded about pretty much everything. It's hard to feel much excitement like I was able to when I was a tween. I'm excited, but just not that much.

mayankahuja
mayankahuja

wow cant wait for this movie to come out.......since the 1st one was a classic......

ColonelX24
ColonelX24

@OrkHammer007 thanks that does clear it up, but I gotta watch that movie again, that confusion I had ruined the second half.

OrkHammer007
OrkHammer007

Wow... blast from the past!!! I saw the original "TRON" in theatres several times as a kid, and sank a LOT of money into the arcade games. I wonder how they'll explain the sequel (since the original didn't leave much unexplained). As for a game... only if it has unlimited light-cycle racing. :D @ColonelX24: There was no "missing scene." TRON was a security program written by Alan Bradley; the reason they looked alike was because, by the movie's rules, programs took on many of the characteristics of their programmers (which is also why the bad guy had TWO programs that looked/talked like him: the MCP and the counter-intrusion program Sark). Hope that clears things up for you. :)

ColonelX24
ColonelX24

This looks amazing better than the original. One thing I could never understand about the original is that at first you have the arcade guy...and then somehow tron, it was like there was a missing scene.

jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

Tron 2.0 was good! a little slow yes... but if there ever was a movie meant for video games tron is it.

doomsoth
doomsoth

Tron 2.0 is great. Monolith would be a great developer to be put to this assignment.

iowastate
iowastate

I still have Tron 2.0 laying around - it was ...alright did not live up to it's potential - Tron was an awesome movie that I really loved and watched over and over. In the day before consoles we had to go to the arcade to play video games 8)

mikey1611
mikey1611

Awesome, I need to watch Tron. I wasn't born yet -.-

Jak_Napier
Jak_Napier

cool, the Tron movie adaptation looks cool. Especially since its made by Disney

katamari
katamari

Oh yeah!!! I am there!!!

lamprey263
lamprey263

As far as I know, Buena Vista Interactive only published video game, if not then I hope they outsource the development to an outside studio.

joshboy101
joshboy101

no no no no no no what are you doing disney!?

maverick_76
maverick_76

Wow, it has been so long since I have seen Tron, might have to rent that here in a bit, new movie brought back some good memories.

emjwings87
emjwings87

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gordanfreeman53
gordanfreeman53

new movie looks totally bawler. Though im not sure if the games gonna be any good.

Hoodstock
Hoodstock

I remember it as a kid and I tried watching the original movie a few months back and it is almost unwatchable.

bluezy
bluezy

Cannot wait for this movie, if only because Daft Punk is scoring it.

slipknot611
slipknot611

Why can't they just let this one die? The movie was only meh at best, and the videogame "sequel" sucked in pretty huge amounts too. Is anyone really clamoring for what's sure to be a watered-down revival?

witewo1f
witewo1f

If this game is anything like Tron 2.0 then I will be happy. It is the most fun PC FPS I have played. However, from the wording of this update it sounds like this will be a movie game, and we all know the stellar quality those have. So as it stands I will withold my judgment.

chadsk8r24
chadsk8r24

i want the movie but the game ..... eh

rogerjak
rogerjak

Can't wait for the movie!! And with Daft Punk doing the soundtrack?....biggest orgasm of 2010 for me.

jazilla
jazilla

the game will be nowhere near as good as the game that came out because of the original movie. that was one of the best games of ALL time. Hands down. without a doubt.

mystwade
mystwade

this isn´t quite the trailer, this is just the test teaser that director Joseph Kosinski created a few years ago for disney give an ok to create the film...the vfx of the movie moved to a quite bigger scale...and yes daft punk already made the music score