I was pretty busy with hosting events at the Koto booth this convention so I was not able to spare the several hours needed to wait in line to attend the public Disney 3D panel for the convention goers. Being press however, I was able to get in on the press conference for the Tron sequel. Josh and I, in case you didn't know, consider Tron to be one of those influential films of our lives and an essential part of the DNA that makes up CollectionDX. So how could I pass up covering this?
The new film is called Tron Legacy and they literally just wrapped principle photography. Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner return. Daft Punk is doing the score. The Tron world has remained on a private server and is not connected to the internet. The general premise is that it's some 30 years after the first film and Flynn has been missing for 25. Flynn's son goes back into the Tron world to find his father. It's all a bit "Heart of Darkness"/"Apocalypse Now". So here is the press confrence in it's entirety. I am sorry for the shaky camera and sound quality. The room was pretty packed by the time I got there, so I got the best spot I could. Enjoy Tron heads!
But that wasn't all Disney was up too, to promote this upcoming film. They turned a nightclub in the Gaslight District into a replica of Flynn's for 2 nights. Sadly I did not get myself this venue while it was running but thanks to my friends @scoobydiesel, @seandps, @Taozoo4u and @ethernz I do have some photos to share with you. Thanks guys and gals you are all real life savers. :)
A full size mock-up of the new Lightcycle was on display
From what I can tell, the Tron arcade game IS NOT the classic 80's game we played when we where kids. It was more in line with the game Flynn played from the movie... really wish I had gone... grrr.
They also brought me back an arcade token from Flynn's.
So very looking forward to seeing this sometime next year...