At a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con new information was revealed about Tron Legacy the sequel to the 1982 film Tron. The highlight were two teaser trailers, and the reveal of some conceptual art.
The first teaser (not available on the Internet yet) shows Garrett Hedlund as “Sam Flynn” (the son of Kevin Flynn, the character Jeff Bridges played in Tron) entering his father’s dilapidated arcade. The place is covered in dust and all the games are hidden beneath plastic sheets. Sam hits the electricity and the games spring to life.
The Tron game, with its big neon logo, attracts Sam’s attention. He moves over to it. He puts a quarter in the game, but it doesn’t work. Then he notices some grooves in the floor. He pulls the game away from the wall, revealing an entrance. He walks in. The teaser ends.
They also showed a second teaser which was a more detailed version of the lightcycle sequence they debuted at last year’s Comic-Con. See that teaser here. It’s very cool.
Jeff Bridges, who will be reprising his role in the sequel, had this to say about the project:
The first Tron, when we made that, there was no Internet,” he said. So what you saw was so new and fresh. I can guarantee you’re going to get that same pop with this one. Everything is going to be superized.
While the film’s director Joe Kosinski had this to say:
We’ve probably got three or four things in this movie that have never been done before, and we’re doing them all at the same time. I promise you that next year at Comic-Con you’ll see some things you haven’t seen before.
Below is an edited video of most of the conceptual art they displayed: