Some of us were surprised out of our seats when Disney announced a sequel to iconic 1980s film Tron and then showed a concept trailer at Comic-Con. I, of course, was not surprised as I was busy texting an attractive young female who had shown interest in meeting me at a swanky club in San Diego later on in the evening. What can I say? The life of a film journalist is filled with exotic booze and gorgeous females, and I can’t be expected to fall off my chair every time a studio flashes around exciting Tr2n concept footage.
I also didn’t fall out of my chair when I read that the flick has found its lead in Garrett Hedlund. Mostly because I write all my film news standing up to avoid such an embarassing scenario.
You might remember Hedlund from his role in Troy – which is like Tron but with a Y instead of an N – or his roles in Friday Night Lights, Eragon or Four Brothers.
The Hollywood Reporter is Hollywood reporting that Hedlund beat out the likes of Ryan Gosling and Chris Pine to nab the role.
In other Tr2n news, co-star Olivia Wilde talked to Sci-fi Wire, telling them that she can’t tell them anything about her character, but that Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner will definitely be in the sequel. She’s also claiming that director Joseph Kosinski will be avoiding the trend of green screen misuse by shooting with practicals as much as possible while utilizing the cutting edge facial recog technology that The Curious Case of Benjamin Button might win technical awards for.
For those keeping score, this uptick in news means that we’re about to be flooded with more information about Tr2n than we can handle. Hold onto your seats.