The promotional material for Disney’s holiday tenpole TRON: Legacy will not be relegated to the “viral” and “billboard” categories, with a prequel graphic novel titled TRON: The Betrayal in the works. League of Comic Geeks reports that Fabian Nicieza penned the 128-page novel that takes place sometime between 1982’s TRON and the decades-later sequel. Andie Tong created the art for Betrayal, which hits stores in October 19th in advance of TRON: Legacy‘s December 17th debut.
The film features Jeff Bridges reprising his role as Kevin Flynn from the original; he will be joined by Garrett Hedlund, Michael Sheen, Olivia Wilde, and Bruce Boxleitner. Check out coverage from Steve’s set visit here, and hit the jump for a full synopsis.
Here’s the official synopsis:
TRON is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (GARRETT HEDLUND), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (JEFF BRIDGES), 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.
TRON: Legacy will hit 3D theaters on December 17, 2010.