Tron 3 Shooting This Fall?

I’ll believe it when I see it.

Take this with a huge grain of salt, for two reasons.  First, the last I heard Joseph Kosinski was aiming to shoot Gran Turismo (a racing video game), which means that that if the sequel to Tron: Legacy is indeed shooting this fall, the likelihood that he would be helming the sequel is a bit unlikely (though the article does say he’s in “early negotiations,” in reference to Gran Turismo, whatever that means).

Then there’s the fact that there’s been no news on the Tron: Legacy sequel front for years now, and if production were gearing up, why has it taken so long for anyone to hear about it?  I understand that there are some massive movies coming out, such as The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and so on but that doesn’t explain how this has managed to sneak under the radar.

And I don’t mean to sound like a hater because I am a HUGE fan of Steven Lisberger’s Tron, and enjoyed the sequel, but I don’t want to get my hopes up till I hear something more concrete.

Though what I am slightly more concerned about is if Wendy Carlos will return to score the sequel.  Daft Punk’s music for Tron: Legacy was okay, but it lacked the gravitas, the impact, the joyousness, of Carlos’s music.

Ending TitlesTron (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Tron To Tide You Over

You know there’s going to be a Tron 3, right?  Sure, there’s been no official announcement (yet), but the signs are there, the tea leaves have been read, and the entrails have been interpreted.

Correctly, I assume.

Until that news comes, here’s a little news on “Tron: Uprising,” the new Grid-based series from Disney XD, courtesy of Hero Complex.

And for all the doubters out there, look at the casting of the series:  Elijah Wood, Bruce Boxleitner, music by Daft Punk…production design by Daniel Simon, written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.

Yeah, Disney’s clearly investing some serious resources (read: lots of money) IN A CARTOON for there to be no chance whatsoever to make the leap back to feature films.

Think of “Tron: Uprising” as the beginning of a campaign, a puzzle piece,  filling in the space right before “Tron: Legacy.”

When we have the a more complete picture of what’s been going on on The Grid, THAT’S when we will start to hear about the sequel.

Then again, that’s just me, reading the bones as I see ‘um

‘Resident Evil 5: Retribution’ Teaser Trailer

Here’s the trailer for the latest film in the Resident Evil Saga, (sorta) based on the Capcom videogame.  This is not something that I would pay to see, because I have seen the prior entry, and don’t quite see the point of these films any longer.

While parts on an ongoing series, they don’t feel like it, despite having the continuity of casting.  By way of example, “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” and “Return of the Jedi” feel like individual entries of a greater whole.

Then there’s the music that accompanies the teaser midway, Daft Punk’s “The Game Has Changed,” from “Tron: Legacy,” which bothers me for entirely different reasons.