‘TRON 3′ Lands A New Screenwriter

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Tron 3 lands a new screenwriter TRON 3 Lands A New Screenwriter

TRON: Legacy has presented somewhat of a difficult situation for Disney. On the one hand, it did gross around $400 million worlwide, and generated loads of revenue from DVD/Blu-ray sales – not to mention, marketing tie-ins. On the other hand, the project is said to have cost around $300 million to make and advertise. Hence why TRON 3 has yet to be fast-tracked by the Mouse House.

Disney decided to begin moving forward with a Legacy sequel earlier this year and has now recruited a new screenwriter to pen another adventure in “The Grid” – even though Legacy co-writers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis were said to have begun work on the TRON 3 screenplay over a year ago.

According to Heat Vision, Hororwitz and Kitsis were all set to return for TRON 3 – but are currently too busy with their upcoming fairy tale TV series, Once Upon a Time. So Disney has gone ahead and instead hired on screenwriter David Digilio, whose sole feature-length film writing credit to date was the company’s 2006 survival drama, Eight Below. Digilio also recently sold a pitch for the post-apocalyptic TV series Last H.O.P.E. to Showtime.

Legacy director Joseph Kosinski previously talked up story details for TRON 3, suggesting that the film would pick up several of the narrative threads left dangling in the second TRON picture. However, he is not yet officially set to return for the threequel – and seeing how his comic book adaptation, Oblivion, is being actively developed, it’s possible that Disney will hire another filmmaker to call the shots on a third TRON movie while Kosinski works on his new sci-fi project.

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THR also speculates that part of the reason Disney is moving ahead so slowly with TRON 3 is so it can wait and see how popular its animated TRON: Uprising TV series turns out to be. While the success of the show shouldn’t make or break the possibility of another live-action TRON movie being made, its failure would definitely give studio heads all the more reason to pause and reconsider just how much interest the general population has in the TRON universe.

Since so much time and effort (and, more importantly, money) has already been put into developing and structuring the practical sets, costumes, and technology needed to bring “The Grid” to life, TRON 3 would undoubtedly be a less expensive venture than TRON: Legacy was. So the promise of a cheaper-to-make third TRON movie should only help convince Disney officials that the project is a good idea.

Finally – Legacy may have been given an overall muted critical reception, but most people seem open to the idea of another TRON movie that improves on the narrative issues of the second installment – while also featuring more of the cutting-edge 3D visuals and effects that were on display in Legacy. So although TRON 3 is not yet guaranteed to become a reality, it’s definitely still alive and kicking.

We’ll keep you posted on the status of TRON 3 as more information is released.

Source: THR

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  1. we didn’t need tron 2, why tron 3? a waste of time, money… and jeff bridges talent.

    • Respectfully disagree, I loved Tron Legacy.

      • I agree. While Tron Legacy wasn’t necessary, it was still a great movie!

      • agreed with Dr tron legacy was awesome!!

    • “Tron: Legacy” was great; I’m looking forward to a third romp in this virtual universe.

  2. as long as Daft Punk are involved then I’m game.

    • Amen! Their score was incredible!

  3. Legacy had to have made a good piece of change in the end counting all revenues.
    To a certain degree the pre-release hype raised expectations stratospherically
    for the film which inevitably no film could meet unless it was a masterpiece.
    While not perfect, Legacy was a fine film and grand entertainment
    and worthy of another installment which I would want to see.

  4. Yes, loved the classic Tron, loved this one! If I can watch another episode of Transformers, I can watch another Tron!

  5. I’m sure there’s many who disagree, but I did not like Legacy at all, and the first movie is one of my all-time favorites. There was no character development, Bridges’ acting talents were not put to good use, and Clu looked about as realistic as The Polar Express.

    But, all that being said, if they can bring back the director of the original (I think he was a producer, but don’t hold me to that), then I may give a 3rd film a chance. I know there’s potential for a great Tron sequel, and hopefully we can get that next time, assuming this gets made.

  6. So you’re telling me they spent 130 million on advertising??? Please forgive me but that sounds outrageous unless they were actually making posters out of 100 dollar bills.

    All they have to do is cut down on the excessive and grossly bloated marketing campaign and Tron 3 will be affordable (and more profitable)

  7. I loved LEgacy. I am not sure why, but I’ve watched it 5 times and just get immersed in the Grid world. The FX, the score everything just adds to the other wordly feel to it. May watch it again tonight now. :)

  8. I loved TL and I always thought all of the talk that it was such a B.O. disappointment that Disney wouldn’t make a sequel was overblown. Yeah, it didn’t get Inception type positive reviews, but I think alot of filmgoers just accepted it for what it was and had a good time.

  9. I Loved Legacy. I’ve also been a huge fan of the original for years.
    The only problem I had with Legacy is I wish it had a tad more action, or longer action sequences.
    Also, I recently took my kids to Disneyland where they had an “ElecTronica” section setup at night in California Adventure. Let me tell you; it kicked ass! There was a replica of Flinn’s Arcade with vintage 80’s games and a replica of the End of Line Club with hard a hitting sound system, lazers, and Light Cycles along with other memorabilia from the movie. They had dancers and DJ’s in the Tron Legacy outfits, plus they were serving authentic looking glowing cocktails. It was a Tron Rave!
    If that was any sign of Disney’s confidence in the Tron product, I wouldn’t be surprised if they continue past a 3rd film!

  10. Legacy wss disappointing. It was slow and had virtually no action in the grid like they hyped in the trailers. It was also predictable and didnt advance the story much at all. Now I am not hating on the movie at all, it had good moments and a decent story but Flynn was basically window dressing until the end of the movie.

  11. I waited all those years for a TRON Sequel and obviously a reboot would have made more sense considering how different both films proved to be in efx and tone. Either way I’d still see it if they make it.

  12. I loved Legacy, that movie was awesome. It made me watch the original which was alright. Hopefully they will make a third with almost everyone coming back.

  13. Now that Clu’s gone they can use a CGI Tron (without a mask)

  14. Fun to watch over and over.

  15. Flyn lives… Tron will too!

  16. While I am eagerly anticipating a Tron 3. I don’t care so much about Qorra and the little Dillinger. I care more about the piece of jewelry around Sam’s neck and about the possibility of being able to revive Kevin Flynn.


  18. If they do make a third movie, Tron will be in it. They never actually showed him dying.

    • If anything they foreshadowed him coming back when he fell into the digital sea and got basically rebooted to his old self.

  19. Since they went ahead and did a sequel which wasn’t really needed but which i really did love and there talking about making a 3Rd sequel why not go ahead and remake the first one to bring it up-to date and give it the graphics and effects the movie originally truly deserved but never got. there was an awfull lot of people who seen the 2nd movie but never got the chance to watch the first