Tron Legacy Coming to IMAX 3D December 2010

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Disney has announced that the upcoming Tron sequel, Tron Legacy, will debut in IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters the same day as the movie’s worldwide release (surprise), December 17, 2010. That means that you can see the crazy sort of CGI light cycle races and battles (which impressed most everyone I know who watched the Tron Legacy first trailer) in full IMAX 3D glory!

Now in about 98% of cases, I’m don’t go for the IMAX and/or 3D marketing gimmick option (ticket prices in my town are high enough as is – $12-13!), but Tron Legacy (so far) looks to be that rare 2% instance where I’m going to be reaching into my wallet for that extra $10.

Said Mark Zoradi, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group:

This is an ideal movie for IMAX’s immersive format…’Tron Legacy’ already packs a punch in Disney Digital 3D, and to give audiences the option to experience the enhanced premium IMAX 3D version is a real treat. We’re particularly excited to reach a much wider audience now that the IMAX network is expanding with its digital locations.

Yeah, I’m sure he’s more concerned with our “enhanced premium experience” more than he is with quietly dancing a jig of joy, thinking about all those new IMAX theaters that are going to help vacuum the FAT wads of cash right out of pockets like mine. As I said in the opening, Tron Legacy, like James Cameron’s upcoming IMAX 3D film Avatar, is going to be more than just another film to see – it’s going to be a movie going experience.

tron legacy Tron Legacy Coming to IMAX 3D December 2010

Now, I was lured by the pretty picture of a trailer, but up until this point I haven’t really known all that much about the plot of Tron Legacy, and how this sequel links to the 1982 original (except that Jeff Bridges is in both). So if you, like me, want to know more about the plot of Tron Legacy, here’s a quick synopsis:

Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of Tron where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

Cool. Sounds like a good concept for a sci-fi adventure epic with a dash of family film tenderness. Can’t wait.

Tron Legacy is being helmed by relative newcomer Joseph Kosinski and was written by Lisberger, Richard Jeffries, Brian Klugman, Lee Stemthal, Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, and Bill Wheeler (that’s a lot of pens). As stated, the film hits theaters (regular, 3D and IMAX 3D) on December 17, 2010.

Source: Coming Soon

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  1. Ok, I’m curious, but when a movie like this and Avatar is released in regular, 3D, and IMAX 3D, the IMAX screen is not as “wide” in terms of aspect ratio than the regular screen. So will it have blank black bars on the top and bottom or will they actually cut out some of the movies from the sides like they do when you get a fullscreen edition DVD?

  2. @Steven

    This isn’t a remake, it’s a sequel…

  3. I’m always very skeptic about remakes, but damn that trailer blew me away. And with those good looking shots I am tmpted to see it in IMAX as well!

  4. It seems like a great movie for 3d with all the visuals but we’ll see.

  5. If the reviews are positive I’ll catch this on dvd.

  6. see this in imax 3d, dont dvd a 3d movie, but if they dont continue the wendy carlos original tron soundtrack on this, im going to stop watching remakes and sequels all together.

  7. I can’t even remember the first Tron.

  8. @Tweeb

    Go rent it, it’s actually a pretty good movie.

  9. Wow, i guess it’s remake land in Holl. Not sure about the IMAX thing. When it comes to spending more at the movies it really will depend on how big a fan i am versus how big my pach check is the week of release.