Steve had a chance earlier today to catch up with The Dude himself, Jeff Bridges, at the TRON: Legacy press junket and Bridges revealed some interesting tidbits about a third sequel to the American classic The Last Picture Show. Bridges revealed that he and director Peter Bogdanovich have been talking about the next chapter in The Last Picture show series, following 1990’s sequel Texasville.
“I was just in Texas with Peter [Bogdanovich] and we’re looking at doing the next installment…there’s actually five books that Larry McMurtry wrote about those characters and so we’ve done two and we wanna do the next thing. I don’t know if that’s ever happened before, every 20 years going back and doin’ that. So that’s something I’m hopin’ will come about.”
For more from on Bridges’ reunion with Bogdanovich, hit the jump.
The opportunity to go back and do another sequel to The Last Picture Show with the original director is something that Bridges sees as very fortunate, and the exact same situation happened with the sequel to Tron.
“Doing [a sequel] with Tron was a wonderful experience, especially having [Steven] Lisberger on board, the guy who wrote it and directed it. And I got to do that with another movie, The Last Picture Show, twenty years later we did Texasville.”
A third film in the series is exciting news. Even though Texasville wasn’t as critically hailed as The Last Picture Show was, it’s been way too long since we’ve seen a new Bogdanovich film (although Bogdanovich is currently working on the screwball comedy, Squirrel to the Nuts, which is being produced by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach).
Look out for the full interview with Bridges, which as to be expected is a lot of fun, a bit closer to when the Tron sequel hits theaters. TRON: Legacy opens nationwide in 3D on December 17th.