It seems fitting that just a day after Jeff Bridges won a very deserved victory on Oscar night, for his performance in Crazy Heart, that we find ourselves in the possession of the trailer for Tron Legacy, a movie that is not likely to earn him a Best Actor nomination. However, if this trailer tells us anything, it’s that this damn movie is going to be very cool. After ruffling geek feathers two years ago at Comic-Con, director Joseph Kosinski has delivered a trailer that is every bit as cool as that early test footage. It certainly mixes some fan service with some new age cool, including the very awesome closing moment. I can’t help but want to see more. Also — how about the insane single shot of Michael Sheen as the film’s white-haired bad guy? Pretty cool.
The new trailer and official synopsis are below. Tron Legacy is in theaters December 17, 2010.
Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.