With 2013 being less than 27 days away, it’s likely that Bruce Boxleitner was off in predicting a Tron 3 release for that year. Coupling an absolute radio silence with softer-than-preferred box office receipts for Tron: Legacy back in late 2010, yours truly had, quite easily, brushed off the idea of a sequel ever coming together. Game over, etc.
But, not so fast. THR let us know that Disney’s new chairman, Alan Horn, is eyeing the project “with a renewed urgency,” making it both a big priority and the next assignment for screenwriter Jesse Wigutow (It Runs in the Family). This could either entail the rewriting of a draft by David DiGilio (Eight Below), or a commencement from square one; I’d bet on a polish, though THR’s wording makes that a bit unclear.
Plot-wise (not that this series has ever been burdened with much in the way story), Joseph Kosinski, who is still attached to direct, said the following back in April of 2011:
“I think we will pick with where TRON: LEGACY left off with Quorra [Olivia Wilde] in the real world and what does that mean and the possibilities it opens up for the next chapter. It’s that relationship between the two of them that’s the next step.”
There might even be a role for Cillian Murphy, who had a cameo as the son of the villainous Dillinger in Legacy:
“Dillinger [David Warner] was a really important part of the first film and felt like an easy way to continue that storyline and thread to have his son in the new movie. That way you have people ask those questions of what the Dillinger legacy is in the world of TRON. We didn’t want to ignore it completely and it leaves a really nice springboard for some intertwining development for the next film.”
If Tron 3 ever hits a screen — not something I’ll hold my breath for, by the way — then we have some idea of what to expect. Please, for the sake of you and myself, make of this news whatever you see fit.
Does Tron 3 feel like a necessary project? Is there still any interest on your part, if any ever existed?
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