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.)
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.

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