This Can't Be - New Tron 2 Plot Details and Title Change?!
The latest issue of Production Weekly apparently has quite a few nuggets of information. In addition to the tidbit about Scott Frank directing the new Planet of the Apes movie, they also have an update on the Tron sequel, initially titled Tr2n. First off, they claim that the sequel will now be titled TRZ instead of Tr2n - anyone know what that even means? Additionally, they include a synopsis, but if you read it carefully, it sounds like the same plot as the first movie. What is going on here? As excited as I was based on test footage, I'm getting a bit worried - at least if this turns out to be true and not inaccurate information.
Here is the new plot synopsis: "After being transported into the surreal landscape of a mainframe computer to destroy an intruder, a programmer finds himself allied with the leader of a rebellion against a corrupt cyber-entity." In the original Tron, the programmer Flynn (played by Jeff Bridges) was transported into the computer world. He joined with Tron, the leader of a rebellion, to fight a "corrupt cyber-entity" as well. Sounds a lot like the first one, right? However, it could mean that this time the computer is bringing Flynn back in to help defend and fight against an uprising. Anyone else think it's the same as the original?
Anyone who has seen the Comic-Con test footage (in high resolution - not bootlegged) knows that it looks unbelievably amazing. And ever since we actually heard from Jeff Bridges about some early details, I've been very excited for this sequel. But this update really worries me. First off, what the heck is up with that new title? TRZ is frickin' terrible and I hope they go back to Tr2n - I preferred that one so much more. Second, this plot doesn't sound right, but if it turns out accurate, is another story like that actually going to work? I was hoping for something much darker and deeper this time. What about you?