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TRON Sequel To Be Released In 3-D?

By TronFAQ on Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 10:25 PM
According to Surfer Girl, the upcoming TRON sequel is apparently going to be released in     3-D. As in, the "you will be wearing 3-D glasses and the film will leap off the screen", type of 3-D. This news is also suggesting that TRON will likely be re-released in theaters, shortly before the new film premieres.

Who is Surfer Girl? That's a good question. Apparently, nobody really knows. But "she" seems to be an insider in the entertainment business. She's posted many rumors about films and video games, and the majority of them have come true.

As crazy and far-fetched as this news may sound, there may be a grain of truth to it. It's a known fact that George Lucas wants to re-release the Star Wars films in 3-D, theatrically. The technique for making 3-D films has improved dramatically, in the last decade or so. Lucas apparently had a short test segment done for Star Wars a while back, and people were blown away by it.

Also, Disney has announced plans to theatrically re-release Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3-D right before Toy Story 3 premieres (also in 3-D).

I personally think that redoing films in 3-D is gimmicky, and serves solely as a cash grab by film studios. It's true that certain films like Star Wars may benefit from it. But Toy Story? Come on. And I'm not really sure that a TRON sequel would benefit from this treatment, either.

No matter what anyone may think of this news, what's most interesting about it is that it implies the TRON sequel is a definite go. So this should mean we'll be hearing a "greenlighted" announcement soon?

Thanks to Steve for the news!

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2 comments so far.

  1. Anonymous January 28, 2008 7:53 AM
    I dunno..
    I found an online shareholder report and I saw nothing about TRON. Instead, it was mainly Hannah and High School Musical. :(
  2. Anonymous January 28, 2008 10:11 PM
    I saw the Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D and it was pretty cool. It's not as 3D as the new movies are (movies that are made with the intention of 3D like Beowulf), but it had some depth to it. The original Tron might look kind of cool. If it comes out right before the sequel, it might be a cool way of re-introducing the original movie to the general public.

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