[Update: Check out the Tron Legacy monorail in motion!]
Those who went to see Alice In Wonderland in 3D this past weekend were awed and amazed by the Tron Legacy trailer, which showed us a seemingly action-packed sci-fi/adventure that is going to be the first true showcase of "proper" 3D technology since James Cameron unveiled Avatar to the world.
Now that people have Tron Legacy firmly implanted on their radar for 2010, the Disney promotional machine has started kicking into gear, leading off with a series of Tron Legacy billboards, which combine to tell a nice little story.
In case you're one of those people who doesn't know anything about the Tron universe, here's a quick synopsis of the original 1982 film, which starred (now Oscar-winner) Jeff Bridges:
Hacker Kevin Flynn (Bridges) is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
Here is the synopsis for Tron Legacy:
Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
One of the biggest and most memorable sequences from the original Tron is the light-cycle chase. These new billboards being released for Tron Legacy honor that iconic moment by combining to give us a look at what kind of light-cycle mania we can expect from this sequel. Check them out:
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Storytelling billboards - do these qualify as "story boards?" Perhaps that's a bad joke, but in my opinion these billboards are mighty fine. People had fun with the Tron Legacy viral game that took place nationwide a few weeks back, now there are these billboards - can't wait to see what's next.
Oh wait, I already know what's next: Disney World giving its famous monorail system a Tron Legacy makeover!
Update: Now watch the Monorail in motion!
Tron Legacy will be in theaters on December 17, 2010.
Source: Disney via /Film
Update source: /Film