Official news and updates for Tron 2.0 (AKA, TR2N), the sequel to the highly successful 1982 Disney cult-classic movie based on a programmer who is pulled into a computer and forced to fight in the games he helped create, has officially signed on two new actors.

I’ve heard all kinds of rumors about Tron 2.0.  The first and most exciting rumor was that the original programmer, played by Jeff Bridges, was going to reprise his role and actually enter the program to fight the younger version of himself.  In fact, at Comic Con earlier this year, some footage for the new film appeared out of nowhere showing Jeff Bridges in the virtual world.  I can only believe that Bridges will be reprising his role as Kevin Flynn in the movie.   I’ve also seen Tron 2.0 written as TR2N on some sites.  More to come on the official title.   

According to Reuters, the two new actors who have signed on are Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett.  The Tron 2.0 script is being guarded – fort knox style, but they have released that Wilde will be playing a worker in the virtual world who tries to help fight Master Control Program – the main nemesis in the original movie.  Garrett will be a siren in the virtual world….whatever the heck that means.  Wilee and Garrett both co-stared in the movie Turistas a few years back. 

Joseph Kosinski, also set to direct the remake of logans run in 2010, is directing Tron 2.0 while Steven Lisberger, who co-wrote and directed the original film, is one of the producers.

Evidently, the lead characters have not been chosen yet, so there is still a lot more to vet out before this starts to really get me excited.  The original was so very cool because of the gladiator style fighting and ground breaking special effects…which by today’s standards look like they’re from the stone age.  I can only imagine what today’s CGI will bring to the table, and I can only hope that the movie still focuses on a solid plot instead of trying to overdo it with “special effects.”

This is the clip that was released at Comic Con earlier this year:  (quality isn’t so good, but it’s the best I could find.  Everything out there is bootlegged so far)

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