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Tron fans had reason to rejoice a little over a week ago when we reported that Disney is now moving forward with a sequel to 2010’s TRON: Legacy. The follow-up has been in development since that film’s release, but new Disney Studios head Alan Horn sees Tron 3 as a priority, and so Jesse Wigutow has been brought on to pen the latest draft of the script in order to get things moving. Legacy star Garrett Hedlund recently confirmed his inevitable involvement in the pic, but details regarding the sequel have been few and far between.
Steve recently participated in an exclusive interview with Legacy director Joseph Kosinski in anticipation for his upcoming sci-fi film Oblivion, and he kindly provided a lengthy update on Tron 3, which he intends to direct. Kosinski talked about the status of the script, the fact that this had to be their Empire Strikes Back in order for him to return, the possibility of Daft Punk once again providing the score, how much time has passed when Tron 3 picks up, and much more. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
Speaking about the sequel, Kosinski says he thinks they’ve found an idea that makes the follow-up worth doing:
“Well the only reason to go back, for me and I think for anyone involved would be if we could do something truly spectacular. We’ve been talking about it for a couple years and there’s always been this idea, a big idea, in the back of my ...
It was rumored first that Robert Pattinson was in line to take his place in CATCHING FIRE, the highly anticipated sequel to THE HUNGER GAMES, as the overly confident Finnick. It seems now though that the TWILIGHT star is out of the running and three new names have been thrown into the ring. The new names now in discussion for Finnick are Armie Hammer (THE SOCIAL NETWORK, J. EDGAR, MIRROR MIRROR), Taylor Kitsch (JOHN CARTER, BATTLESHIP) and Garrett Hedlund (TRON: LEGACY). Keep in mind these are names that were thrown out by an anonymous source and no official casting news has been released by Lionsgate.
If I had it my way, Hammer would appear in the film as Finnick- being the more successful of the three actors at least in terms of acting. I loved Hammer’s performance in THE SOCIAL NETWORK and can easily picture him embodying the character and make him the intimidating competitor that he is in the books. I haven’t seen JOHN CARTER or BATTLESHIP and cannot attest to Kitsch’s acting ability, but the box office is definitely not a fan and I barely remember anything about Hedlund in TRON: LEGACY, which hints to me he just wasn’t able to put forth a commanding performance.
Recently the sequel was officially titled THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, obviously to avoid confusion from anyone that hasn’t seen the first film and comes in lost into the sequel, but also given the enormous success of the first film Lionsgate would want to make the brand easily recognizable. I love that they simply did it this way rather than going the TWILIGHT route by adding SAGA into the title and giving it a “soap opera” vibe. The film is currenly slated for a November 2013 release so we still have a pretty lengthy wait and will likely hear plenty of news including that of casting in the coming months.
Who would you like to see play Finnick in THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE?
The 37th Annual Saturn Awards were held last night. The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films honored the best in film, television, special effects and more. Inception was the big winner of the night, taking home five awards including Best Science Fiction Film. Other winners in the top categories include Fringe for Best Network Series, Breaking Bad for best Cable Series, Let Me In for Best Horror Film, Alice in Wonderland for Best Fantasy Film and Salt for Best Action/Adventure Film.
Hit the jump to see the full list of winners, and don’t forget to check out Collider’s interviews from the red carpet at the event. We spoke with Brandon Routh, Fringe’s Lance Reddick, and producer Dean Devlin.
THE WINNERS OF THE 37TH ANNUAL SATURN AWARDS
Best Science Fiction Film: Inception
Best Fantasy Film: Alice in Wonderland
Best Horror Film: Let Me In
Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film: Salt
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges (Tron: Legacy)
Best Actress: Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Best Supporting Actor: Andrew Garfield (Never Let Me Go)
Best Supporting Actress: Mila Kunis (Black Swan)
Best Performance by a Younger Actor: Chloe Grace Moretz (Let Me In)
Best Director: Christopher Nolan (Inception)
Best Writer: Christopher Nolan (Inception)
Best Music: Hans Zimmer (Inception)
Best Costume: Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland)
Best Make-Up: Rick Baker and Dave Elsey (The Wolfman)
Best Production Design: Darren Gilford (Tron: Legacy)
Best Special Effects: Chris Carbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, and Peter Begg (Inception)
Best International Film: Monsters
Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3
Best Network Television Series: Fringe
Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series: Breaking Bad
Best Presentation on Television: The Walking Dead
Best Actor on Television: Stephen Moyer ...
While rumors of a sequel to last year’s Tron: Legacy have permeated ever since that film’s release, it looks like Disney may finally be moving forward with a follow-up. Though Tron: Legacy did over $400 million, it was a very expensive flick (with a very expensive marketing campaign) and that amount wasn’t exactly the home run the Mouse House was looking for, so they’ve taken their time in deciding whether to move forward or not. Well now, Heat Vision reports that David DiGilio (Eight Below) has been tapped to start writing a sequel to Legacy. That film’s writers, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, were expected to return if a follow-up came to fruition, but apparently they've been sidetracked by their ABC fairy tale series debuting on ABC this fall, Once Upon a Time.
Tron: Legacy set up a possible villain for a sequel with its cameo appearance by Cillian Murphy as the son of corrupt ENCOM CEO Ed Dillinger, played by David Warner in the original Tron. Furthermore, the DVD of Legacy included an epilogue-ish clip of Dillinger conspiring with his father, hinting at even more evilness to come! Hit the jump for more.
It’s promising that Disney has hired a writer for a follow-up, but a Legacy sequel is far from a sure-thing. It’s unclear whether director Joseph Kosinski will return (he’s a bit busy at the moment), and the report suggests that the decision to move forward on a sequel may ultimately rest with the success of the animated series ...
We know that Disney filmed additional footage specifically for the DVD/Blu-ray release of Tron: Legacy, but the nature and intent was in some doubt. It was first reported there might be a teaser trailer for Tron 3, but that appears untrue. (Another Tron sequel still hasn't been greenlit, mind you -- though it's close.) Some of this footage has surfaced online as a 10:27 clip titled "Tron: The Next Day." The focus is bridging the decades between the two Tron films, and the story ties heavily into the "Flynn Lives" viral campaign before Tron: Legacy's release. Garrett Hedlund, Bruce Boxleitner, and Dan Shor make appearances.
The current over/under on this leaked clip is about four hours, and I'm betting on the under. So watch "Tron: The Next Day" while you still can after the jump.
Via First Showing:
After TRON: Legacy landed with a thud, I've found it difficult to care about where the story goes from here. However, Disney still believes in their black-and-neon franchise and they're moving forward with the new animated series TRON: Uprising. The series will air on Disney XD in summer 2012 and cover the events between the original TRON and Legacy. A teaser trailer for the series has gone online and if you loved TRON: Legacy, then you'll probably love this too. It has light cycles and stuff.
More promising is an upcoming remix of TRON: Legacy's outstanding score. Pitchfork reports that Disney will release Tron: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D on April 5th and it will feature M83, Photek, Moby, Com Truise, and others remixing Daft Punk's score. The remix soundtrack is available to buy in various special editions on the score's official website. Hit the jump to check out the TRON: Uprising trailer and the track list for Tron: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D.
Trailer via Tron-Sector. Tron: Uprising features the voices of Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry, Lance Henriksen, and Bruce Boxleitner.
And here's the tracklist for Tron: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D:
01) The Glitch Mob: "Derezzed"
02) M83 vs. Big Black Delta: "Fall"
03) The Crystal Method: "The Grid/Game Has Changed"
04) Teddybears: "Adagio for Tron"
05) Ki:Theory: "The Son of Flynn"
06) Paul Oakenfold: "C.L.U."
07) Moby: "The Son of Flynn"
08) Boys Noize: "End of Line (Boys Noize Remix)"
09) Kaskade: "Rinzler"
10) Com Truise: "Enron Part II"
11) Photek: "End of Line"
12) The Japanese Popstars: "Arena"
13) Avicii: "Derezzed"
14) Pretty Lights: "Solar Sailor"