I saw “Tron Legacy” footage in 3D at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and it blew over 6,000 minds. Correction: I saw “Tron Legacy” test-footage in 3D and it blew over 6,000 minds. At the time of the presentation, they had almost wrapped filming which means they might have a year and a half of post production on the film since Disney has just announced that it’s going to hit screens on December 17th, 2010. Hit the jump to find out who’s gonna take it on.
Studios love to stake their claim to a release date for their biggest movies and “Tron Legacy” sure ain’t small. The effects are not only incredible (remember: test footage) but it’s impressive in the scope of its story. The original “Tron” took place in the year of the film’s release: 1982. The current film takes place in 2010 (or possibly 2009) which means that real time has passed and with the 28 years between the films, and original protagonist Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) has gone missing. The official synopsis teases the plot:
Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
So you can see that on December 17th, 2010, but you have other options except two of them really suck. “The Green Hornet” recently claimed that release date after getting kicked back from July 7th, 2010. That film sounds great too so you may want to do a double-feature. But if you even do a single-feature of December 17th’s other two films, “The Smurs” and “Yogi Bear”, you and I are finished. I don’t care if your kids want to see it. Raise better kids. You know a good place to start? Taking them to see “Tron Legacy” on December 17th, 2010.