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TRON Sequel To Appear In 2010?

By TronFAQ on Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 3:54 PM
I knew something was up when I kept seeing hits to this site, with the search term "TRON 2010". My immediate thought was, where are people getting this from? How do they know to expect the film in 2010?

Well, now I have my answer. IMDB has added a listing for the sequel, as being released in 2010. A little further off than I was expecting.

That is, if this project gets off the ground at all. A listing on IMDB does not automatically mean a sequel is definite. A lot of speculative projects appear on IMDB, only to disappear again just as quickly.

Anyone out there with IMDB Pro access, that would care to drop me a line? Are any more details available on the Pro site? :)
 

Site Upgrade

By TronFAQ at 3:48 PM
Over the next few days, I will be experimenting with updates for this site. I'm going to try and improve the functionality, while at the same time reduce the visual clutter. I'll also be doing some other updates as well, and may even take a crack at giving the site more of a TRON visual theme (but no promises).

Please bear with me as I experiment with updates. My experimentation may cause some links to become broken, or make a mess of the site's visual presentation. I'll eventually get everything sorted out. Hopefully you will find the updates a welcome improvement.
 

TRON Sequel In The Works After All?

By TronFAQ on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 10:03 AM
It's been just a couple of days since I stated that a TRON sequel would not be coming "any time soon" or "at least not one directed by Lisberger". It seems that I may not be correct about the former, but was correct about the latter?

According to the Hollywood Reporter, newcomer director Joseph Kosinski is "in final negotiations" to direct a new TRON sequel for Disney. (Newcomer, in the sense that until now he has mainly done television commercials.) Sean Bailey and Steven Lisberger are producing. Lost writers Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are writing the story.

Since I'm not familiar with the work of anyone on this project other than Lisberger, I can't make a judgment call at this time. But I will say that I am glad Disney has apparently decided to give up its plans for a remake, and is interested in a sequel instead. I imagine that when fans met the news of a remake a couple of years ago with much derision, that Disney quickly realized it was not a good idea to pursue that route.

Now after having said all that . . . this news gives me some hope, but I'm going to treat this as an "I'll believe it when I see it" item.

Big thanks to Avi for the news!
 

Steven Lisberger To Direct New Movie (But It's Not A TRON Sequel)

By TronFAQ on Sunday, September 09, 2007 at 11:55 AM
Back a few months ago, when it was announced that Jeff Bridges would be taking part in the upcoming Iron Man film, it was then that I knew there was no hope of a TRON sequel in time for the 25th Anniversary.

Now, it's been announced that Steven Lisberger (the Director of TRON) has written a script that he's going to direct, called Soul Code. The premise of this film sounds a lot like the film Brainstorm, with a dash of TRON thrown in.

While I'm happy for Mr. Lisberger and look forward to seeing Soul Code, this also means that a TRON sequel is not coming any time soon. At least, not one directed by Lisberger. But perhaps, if Soul Code is a success, Disney will wake from its stupor and finally give Steven the chance to make that TRON sequel almost everyone has been waiting for.

As an interesting aside, the Variety article that is the original source of this news, mentions that: "A 2003 videogame tie-in, however, sold extremely well". Really? Again, judging by the lack of support or even mention of TRON 2.0 on Disney Interactive's site, you sure as hell wouldn't know it.

Thanks to Steve at TRON-Sector for the news tip.
 

Boxhat Is Gone

By TronFAQ at 11:40 AM
I think it's safe to say, that Boxhat is gone for good. The site has been down for over a month, and I've had no contact from Bigred.

Luckily, I created mirrors for most of the TRON 2.0 files that were hosted on Boxhat, in anticipation of temporary or even permanent downtime. For the few links that are now broken on the All Files page, I will see about trying to create mirrors for those files as well.

I'd just like to say thanks to Bigred for keeping the site going as long as he did. I have good memories from the early days on the site. But toward the end, the spark was gone.

Both TRON-Sector and and LDSO will now carry on with TRON and TRON 2.0 discussion, but we won't ever forget Boxhat.
 

System Reboot

By TronFAQ at 11:22 AM
As you all know, I haven't posted any updates for a month. Suffice to say that a combination of work, other interests, and needing a break, all contributed to the lack of updates. Working on the best (worst?) kept secret project for TRON 2.0 has also been a contributing factor, which I'm not ready to announce here until it's completely finished. (Though you can find details on it if you know where to look.)

But I felt it was time to stop neglecting this site, and to catch up on various TRON news items. So over the next few days, I will be doing my best to make up for lost time. Expect to see several updates, including my long overdue review of issue #4 of the TRON comic.

I'll also be doing at least a couple of off-topic posts, that hopefully you will all still find interesting. If not, you can always just ignore them. The majority of posts will always remain TRON related, no need to worry there.