(New writer alert! Hey folks, just a quick note to let you know we've brought a new writer on board: Ross Miller. Go easy on him, will ya? :-) - Vic)
We all know the sequel to Tron is on the verge of being made, with a Spring 2009 shoot being eyed. Sadly, though, the release isn't until 2011 so we have over two years to mull over the inevitable slew of news and images that will get released between now and then. On the casting news side of things (after Jeff Bridges confirmed he will be in it) we have news that two actresses have signed on.
They are Olivia Wilde (who you may know from the TV show House) and Beau Garrett (who, at a stretch, you may recognize from her small role in Fantastic Four 2), who will both play characters within the virtual computer world. Both of them are relative newcomers with their biggest claim to fame (at least in the movie world) being that they both appeared in the terrible horror film from 2006 called Turistas.
The plot details of the this are being kept very hush-hush and one can only assume, since a detail was released revealing that it will be "the next chapter," that it will involve Jeff Bridges' character. Here's the only plot synopsis we've seen so far:
"After being transported into the surreal landscape of a mainframe computer to destroy an intruder, a programmer finds himself allied with the leader of a rebellion against a corrupt cyber-entity."
I think it's a film ripe for a sequel, considering what they can do with visual effects nowadays and I actually think it could do pretty well. It'll definitely get all of those folks' money who remember the first one, who still cherish it from their younger years. Of course, that's always the point of a sequel/remake, isn't it?
Let's just hope they keep the essence of it, the neon look in particular is absolutely essential.