'Tron: Legacy' Sequel on the Fast Track at Disney with a New Writer

December 5, 2012
Source: Heat Vision

Tron: Legacy

Though it was assumed a third film in the Tron franchise would arrive after the moderate success of Tron: Legacy, a sequel that arrived 28 years after the first innovative sci-fi film, development has been stagnant. But now word is coming from Heat Vision that Disney has a "renewed urgency" to get what is currently only called Tron 3 off the ground thanks to new studio head Alan Horn. Though reviews have been mixed on Tron: Legacy, the film grossed over $400 million worldwide so that's enough for Disney to get the franchise back on track. And to get the sequel moving, writer Jesse Tigutow has been hired to write a new draft.

Wigutow has been around for a little while (he wrote the adaptation of Eragon), but more recently he's been pretty busy with an adaptation of Peter and the Starcatchers also at Disney (with Gary Ross directing) and he also worked on the gestating remake of The Crow. David DiGilio wrote the first draft of the script and Joseph Kosinski is still attached to direct. Though it's been a couple years since Tron: Legacy hit theaters, fans have had their thirst quenched with the Disney XD series "Tron: Uprising," which has been a pretty cool bridge between Tron and Tron: Legacy. It'll be interesting to see if anything from the series makes it into the films and what kind of new elements we'll get to continue the story. Stay tuned for more. Excited?

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  • The Grinning Reaper
    as long as Olivia Wilde comes back. I don't care how they shoehorn her in either...
    • si1ver
      as long as Daft Punk comes back. I don't care how they shoehorn them in either...
  • Xerxexx
    Nice...hopefully it will be stronger...story-wise.
  • Crossing my fingers for Joseph Kosinski to return as the director. I'm a little disappointed that they didn't get a better writer. That was the only problem for me in Tron: Legacy.
    • Joseph Kosinski is already attached to direct, so you can rejoice.
    • octopus9498
      Am I the only one that thought Tron:Legacy was really good? Not perfect but I liked everything about it.
      • no, I loved the movie!
      • bozo connors
        Definitely not the only one. It had many more things done well than it had otherwise. Definitely entertaining, nostalgic, & beautiful if nothing else.
      • castingcouch
        It was good but the writing was weak. Without the visuals and sound, there wasn't much to it.
  • Armeetapus16
    "wrote the adaption of Eragon"..... already i'm getting a bad feeling about this. I loved Tron Legacy, though parts of it could've been better, overall I enjoyed the film and continuation of the story. I want a third film and I want to be at least as good if not better than Legacy. So while I have uneasy feelings about the development of it, I'll withhold judgement until I hear more about what they plan to do with the franchise
    • octopus9498
      I'm with you on that one. Eragon, while not a total pile of crap, wasn't very good. The dialogue was pretty cliched and downright awful in some parts.
      • OfficialJab
        Was it? That's troubling... Some of the dialogue in Legacy was great. Biodigital jazz, man.
  • Renovatio430
    Flynn Lives!!! Best news I've heard all week!
  • DarthVerous
    YES!!!! TRON LIVES!!!! So long as you bring back Cillian Murphy as Edward Dillinger and make him the villian, while bringing back Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund... I will then be sold.
    • bozo connors
      Gonna add a Bruce Boxleitner to that.
      • castingcouch
        And Cindy Morgan.
  • OfficialJab
    Tron: Legacy is (somewhat guiltily) my favourite movie of all time. This is welcome news. I had no issues at all with the story in Legacy, but I'm not against a writer switch either, since that type of thing helps franchises stay fresh and keep changing. Hell, even though I love Kosinski, I'd be fine with a director switch. (PS - you're keeping Daft Punk. This is non-negotiable.)
    • whut??????
      ur favorite movie of all time?? U must be 12. O_o
      • OfficialJab
        Note that I said favourite, not 'the best I've seen'. I'm not saying anything about the quality of the movie (except the music), just how I enjoy it. I also love Apocalypse Now, but would much rather pop in TL almost any day. Forgive me, but seeing your comment, I can't imagine you being any older than twelve, either.
        • castingcouch
          "Favorite movie of all time" means just that.
          • OfficialJab
            Means its my favourite, doesn't mean I think it's the greatest. You don't think they're exclusive things?
      • Richie G
        Stop stalking the site pedobear
    Already want to take bets if they use a "cubed" three for the actual title?
    • OfficialJab
      I'll take that over Tron 3D. I hope we're past that by then.
      • Robert Kent
        How about Tron 36DDD? :)
  • USER!!!!!
    I LOVE TRON!!!!!! This was an excellent example of the music playing a significant role in the effectiveness of the narrative. DAF PUNK PLEASE!!! Just beef up the story/character development and we are gold.
  • Zax
  • PsychoX
    "he wrote the adaptation of Eragon" That doesn't make me feel hopeful.
    • castingcouch
      Surely there are some more experienced quality writers out there who can be set to task. If Disney wants a hit and something more successful than Legacy, why do they settle for some noob with bad movies on their resume?
  • I hope Daft Punk returns to score again.
    Keep Daft Punk in the soundtrack!!!!
  • redskulllives
    Tron 2 writer must have sucked pretty bad hope they make it something better.
  • abovocom
    I loved the last two!
  • John Taylor
    Tron: Legacy was a huge disappointment. If there's a sequel, I will be avoiding it.




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