What day comes after Monday, but two days before Thursday? If you didn’t immediately answer TRON Tuesday, then clearly Walt Disney Picture’s TRON: Legacy marketing blitz hasn’t properly grabbed hold of your subconscious yet (don’t worry, they’re working on it).
Two more featurettes for the 3D digital world adventure are online and they offer a closer look at the design of the film’s too-cool-for-reality vehicles, as well as a more general behind-the-scenes glimpse at the elaborate sets and technology used to fully realize “The Grid.”
TRON: Legacy director, Joseph Kosinski, hired automobile designer Darren Gilford as production designer for the film, which not only contains newly improved, highly detailed versions of the light cycles from the original Tron, but adds low riding cars and assemble-it-yourself-in-midair jets into the mix. Those that watched either the third TRON: Legacy trailer or the most recent international theatrical preview – or really any footage from the movie released, so far know exactly what we’re talking about.
Cast members Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, and Olivia Wilde get to talk up TRON: Legacy even more in this new “Vehicles” featurette – props to the trio for still appearing enthusiastic while they chat about the same movie they’ve been promoting seemingly 24-7 for months now.
Check out the “Vehicles” video below:
The raw behind-the-scenes TRON: Legacy footage offered a glimpse at the expensive but sick looking practical sets and cybersuits (which actually light up, no less) worn by the actors, as well as the fancy motion-capture getup that Bridges had to don in order to create the character Clu 2.0 (a.k.a. CGI young Jeff Bridges).
Kosinski is quite keen in this second TRON: Legacy featurette to call attention to the prestigious nature of his technical crew on the project (was anyone NOT a previous Oscar nominee and/or winner?), who look to have done a bang-up job of meshing actual props (duel discs, helmets, etc.) and people with CGI landscapes and digitally-created architecture – both in the 2D “real world” sequences and the 3D scenes set in “The Grid” itself.
Watch the latest behind-the-scenes video for TRON: Legacy below:
TRON: Legacy arrives in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters on December 17th, 2010, which means we only have three TRON Tuesdays left. So – who here’s excited?
Source: Walt Disney Pictures