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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Garrett Hedlund is the lead in Tron 2. Olivia Wilde talks about the sets

Disney has announced the lead star for their upcoming Tron sequel. Garrett Hedlund (Friday Night Lights, Eragon, Georgia Rule, and Death Sentence). Plus everyone seems to be calling it Tron 2.0 so not sure if the Tr2n name has gone.

Disney is keeping a tight grasp on the film’s story details and won’t even reveal the name of Garrett’s character. All that is known is that Hedlund plays a man who is sucked into the computer program and finds himself “retracing the steps of a character from the original movie named Kevin Flynn”, who was played by Jeff Bridges. Bridges has signed on to return for the sequel, as has Bruce Boxleitner. I'm still waiting for an official trailer to be released instead of the footage that was caught at the Comic Con last year.
Sci-Fi Wire caught up with Olivia Wilde and asked her about the sequel.

“The film will be just as impressive for our time as it was in 1982 for the original. The technological advances have, of course, been enormous, and the effects that we have access to have been so revolutionary,” Wilde told SciFi. “And I think that it’s really going to please people that it’s going to be just as kind of huge and shocking and just as much of a new movie-watching experience as the first one was."

Plus director Joseph Kosinski is going to be using sets as well as CGI which should make it even better.

“They’re going to build a huge amount of the set. [Joseph Kosinski is] a really big fan of using as much sets as you can, because he’s an architect as well, so he likes to build these worlds. And with something like Tron, I think it helps to create the environment as much as possible without too much green screen so that these characters can exist within this world.”