'Tron' sequel back on the grid at Disney
Studio moving forward on follow-up to the 2010 reboot
The Hollywood Reporter
A new "Tron" is back in development at Disney.
The sequel to the 2010 reboot "Tron: Legacy," called "Tron 3" in some quarters -- is moving a step forward with Disney in negotiations to hire Jesse Wigutow to pen the latest draft of the script.
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Joseph Kosinski, who directed "Legacy," is attached to helm this installment, which is being developed with a renewed purpose under Alan Horn, who took the reins of Disney Studios in June.
Some considered the dark and trippy Legacy -- which teamed newcomer Garrett Hedlund with Jeff Bridges, star of the 1982 original "Tron" -- a lukewarm performer when it opened in December 2010. But the film grossed $400 million worldwide, good enough to spark interest in prolonging the franchise. With that foundation and a strong brand, Disney believes it can really go for broke with a new movie.
Plot details are being kept under wraps. David DiGilio wrote an earlier draft of the script. Justin Springer, a co-producer on Legacy, is producing "Tron 3."
Wigutow already is working with Disney on the adaptation of Peter and the Starcatchers and worked on Parallel, another Disney project being produced by Springer. Wigutow also wrote Eragon and worked on Relativity's remake of "The Crow" and Summit's remake of The Osterman Weekend.
He is repped by UTA, Tobin Babst at Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and Sloane Offer.
Legacy wasn't a "reboot" It's a sequel.
There is a Tr0n series for Disney XD. I say the pilot and it was pretty good. I need to catch up on the rest if they are out. My 9 year old daughter loves the Tr0n movies, so if Disney is reading, you have at least 2 people that will be there. :)
Hmmm...if done right it could work. Just hope they don't drag it out and overdo it like they (Disney) seems to do with alot of things. Legacy obviously didn't have the same "surprise" if you will that the original had - the whole dim, neon lines, scenes and computer concept - we knew it was coming, but I thought it was alright. They certainly ended in in away to keep it going. Again hope it works out.
I think its time