Wednesday, January 7, 2009

'Tron 2' casting update

Garrett Hedlund is set for the lead in Tron 2 (...or TR2N, Tron 2.0, Tron: The Wrath of Flynn, or whatever they're calling it this week).

Hedlund has been far better than good in everything I've seen him in so far. Making this another fine choice in a string of great choices that include bringing back Jeff Bridges, rolling the dice on a dynamic new director in Joseph Kosinski (check out his YouTube portfolio films), and shooting it all in true, 100% 3D.

Here me now and believe me later, this thing is going to be huge. Groundbreaking huge.

And with Hedlund confirmed as the protagonist, CinemaBlend's intriguing theory of Jeff Bridges returning as the villain is looking more on the money.
"...In the first movie a programmer named Flynn (Jeff Bridges) is sucked inside the computer to be destroyed. In the sequel, it sounds like the computer is bringing a programmer inside to help defend it. The test footage from Comic Con hinted at the possibility that Jeff Bridges might be playing the bad guy, an evil computer entity in the sequel. If that’s the case, it might actually make sense for a digitized Flynn, once a computer programmer himself, to bring in another programmer to aid him in fighting off rebels led by his once friend, Tron."
Oh, also...? I'm not a geek.


Anonymous said...

"I'm not a geek. I'm not, I'm not I'm not!!"

By the way, Splash, how did "Beowulf: The Motion Picture" do?

CI Photog

Splash said...

Yeah, Beowulf was a weird experience. Definitely original enough to not be forgotten on the way to the parking lot, but hardly something for purists.

They really need to quit with the rotoscope-type animation until they can perfect it, tho. Everyone looks like a burn victim on Botox up close.

As for box office, it made like $200 million before DVD sales against a cost of $150 million to make, so whatever that means.