Disney Rehires Writers to Start Work on Tron Legacy Sequel
by Alex Billington
April 7, 2010
Although we've heard rumblings before that Disney wants an entire Tron trilogy, Heat Vision has apparently just now confirmed that Disney is indeed already working on the sequel to Tron Legacy. The studio has recently rehired screenwriters Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who worked on Legacy (along with a few other credited writers like Steven Lisberger) and are writers/producers on Lost as well. Unfortunately, that's all they've confirmed, and we don't know if director Joseph Kosinski will be back (I've heard they're trying to get him back) or anything else about the cast returning or the story. This is usually a very good sign, though.
Although I'm sure someone will argue with me, I believe that if a studio greenlights a sequel this early, it's usually a very good sign that they know they've got a hit and/or a great movie on their hands (I'm hoping for both with Tron Legacy). Of course, it could also be that Tron Legacy producer Sean Bailey got promoted up to Head of Production at Disney and quickly made sure that the trilogy got a greenlight. Either way, this is good news, even if there are 8 months left until Legacy hits theaters. From what we've seen, especially the teaser trailer, this is movie going to be awesome and I know I'll definitely want a sequel. Same with you?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
I'm with you Alex, I should wait and see if Tron Legacy is any good first before Disney is puting all its Eggs in one Basket, that what they said about Remake of Clash of the Titans and to what I've read on this website people were not that over impressed with it, so before saying there is going to be a follow up film to TL i should wait and see what the movie paying puplic think of it.
Cineprog on Apr 7, 2010
Yup, lets just turn this stuff out as fast as possible. I am sure this decision is based on the reaction of the trailer they released.
MoviePorch on Apr 7, 2010
True these guys are just pushing their luck a little too early.
DaftPUNKFAN on Apr 7, 2010
I think there is nothing wrong with getting a sequel script ready for a major movie to be ahead of the curve.
Seismicninja on Apr 7, 2010
yea, this all is prally true. the trailer does look good tho. i never saw the first one tho for like 20 years plus ago. should i? i mean i get the general idea. i kno it wont have the best cgi or stuff like that, but should i take a look at the first one?
KING on Apr 7, 2010
If they planned on doing a trilogy rather than a single movie sequel from the get-go then why worry?
cintilla on Apr 7, 2010
I just realized something, in TRON, was it not so the bikes could only go in a strait lines? In the trailer, the son took a "swing". ...WTF is Disney doing.......
David Banner on Apr 7, 2010
Actually, #8, if you watch the original TRON the light cycles move freely once they escape the game grid.
could be good on Apr 8, 2010
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