Jeff Bridges Getting Cloned in Canada for Tron 2.0
This is a very odd story, but as I've said before, anything that involves Tron 2.0, I'll usually write about. The sci-fi geeks at io9 are reporting that Jeff Bridges is heading up to Canada to be digitized. Bridges will be scanned with a very high resolution scanner, a plaster cast will be created in his likeness, then that 3D model will be digitized in order to make him look younger. That digital Jeff Bridges will later replace a body double that was used to shoot the scenes. They speculate that this means we could see both an old and a "cloned" younger Bridges in the same shot together, which doesn't make sense for the story anyway.
I love reporting this kind of news because it just shows that Joseph Kosinski and Disney really are going all out with Tron 2.0. I obviously don't expect anything less. I'm excited to see them push the boundaries of technical filmmaking again this time just as they did back in 1982 with the first Tron. This kind of digital scanning is probably only just one tiny part of the technology that they're using for the movie and I can only begin to imagine what it will all look like in the end. If that small teaser footage that we've all seen is any indication, Tron 2.0 is certain to be visually groundbreaking and mind blowing all at the same time.