Walt Disney Pictures will unleash their 3D tentpole pic Tron Legacy in theaters around the world in approximately ten weeks from the today (or yesterday, if we’re being exact).
Disney will be premiering new material, including videos, trailers, artwork, etc., every Tuesday over the next ten weeks as buildup for the release of the big-budget film – if that’s not enough, the company will also be screening a 20-minute sneak peak of Tron Legacy at IMAX 3D theaters around the world on October 28th.
Here is the full synopsis for Tron Legacy (lest we forget that Disney is promoting an actual movie):
Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar and Golden Globe winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer.
When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the abandoned Flynn’s Arcade—that could have only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years.
With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually stunning universe—created by Kevin Himself—which has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons and landscapes, and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.
We’ve gotten a glimpse of those “never-before-imagined” objects from the digital realm of Tron – which has been given a significant overhaul from the original 1982 film – and even Tron Legacy‘s “ruthless” antagonist, who takes the form of a CG young Jeff Bridges. Disney is also taking a lead from 20th Century Fox, who held a similar “IMAX 3D preview night” for Avatar last year – clearly the Mouse House is hoping that Tron Legacy will follow in the (financial) footsteps of James Cameron’s epic film.
Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy Soundtrack
French electronic musical duo Daft Punk composed the Tron Legacy soundtrack (listen to official tracks from their album HERE), which has had its release date shifted back to December 7th. Their work promises to be quite innovative and will even be heard by moviegoers in 3D sound at theaters that are equipped with the mandatory technology for that.
The members of Daft Punk – Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Mauel de Homem-Christo – characteristically dress in Tron-influenced robot suits and helmets and are featured in their own glow-in-the-dark Tron Legacy poster, which will be included with pre-orders of the film’s soundtrack.
Disney has released a “partial reveal” of the Dark Punk poster, which can be seen below:
This is not exactly an awe-inspiring image but Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy soundtrack sounds quite good – and that’s reason enough to get excited to hear it within the context of the actual film.
Tron Legacy hits 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D screens in the U.S. on December 17th, 2010.
Source: Walt Disney Pictures