Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Next Day

This week, one of the blu-ray features for Tron: Legacy was released online.  It's a ten minute film called The Next Day.  Presumably, it deals with events occurring just after Tron: Legacy and it's sort of a fun teaser for what might come next.
Large parts of the film feature "news footage" giving the audience a brief history of the Tron universe from 1989 to present.  It features performances by Bruce Boxleitner, Garrett Hedlund and Dan Shor who reprises his role as Ram from the original film.
The final shots are of a strong, silent Sam Flynn as he flashes the "Flynn Lives" slogan for the world to see.
This is a must-see for Tron fans and a pretty clever way to keep up interest until the Tron: Legacy blu-ray is released next month.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tron: Uprising Teaser

I've been eagerly awaiting images from the new animated series, Tron: Uprising, since it was announced and now we finally have some!  A teaser trailer has been leaked online.
The series will begin airing on the Disney XD network in 2012 and it takes place after the events of Tron but before Tron: Legacy.
From the teaser it looks like it will be a combination of classical and CG animation which is great!  I was really hoping it wouldn't be fully CG.
The series stars the voices of Elijah Wood, Lance Henrikson, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens and Bruce Boxleitner.  With direction from Steven Lisberger, Charlie Bean and Joseph Kosinski it sounds like the makings of a great addition to the Tron universe!