Disney is prepping Tron Legacy for a big impression at the San Diego Comic-Con this year. So much that the studio has dubbed July 22nd "ComiTRON" - the day they will hold a discussion panel with most of the actors and crew from the sci-fi flick.
Ahed of the Con, we have new mash-up of Tron Legacy content including still frames, information about the film's soundtrack, and news regarding the theatrical release featuring both 3D sound and vision (more on that later).
Attendees at the 2008 Comic-Con were more than receptive when Disney premiered a complete CG "test" trailer for Tron Legacy at the event. The sequel also made a lot of noise at last year's Con, when the Mouse House had a life-sized recreation of Flynn's Arcade and Lightcycle from the film on display.
This year a Tron Legacy panel will be held July 22nd in Hall H at 11:15 a.m. (according to the official press release) and will feature stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, and Bruce Boxleitner. Joining them will be Legacy director Joe Kosinski, producers Sean Bailey and Steven Lisberger, and comedian Patton Oswalt as the moderator.
Consider this a must-see event for anyone attending.
Those eager to listen to the Tron Legacy soundtrack - scored by the electronic music duo Daft Punk - will get a sneak listen when it arrives on November 23rd, 2010 - ahead of the movie's release on December 17th. Despite previous rumors, /Film claims Daft Punk will not be performing live at Comic-Con.
Don't expect the Tron Legacy soundtrack to simply be a cash-grab either, the two French musicians that make up Daft Punk (Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Mauel de Homem-Christo) are reportedly intimately involved in the film's production process. Director Kosinski claims that he and his filmmaking crew have "built them a studio, they come to dailies, script meetings and trailer edits. We've been editing to their temp scores. The music is fully integrated."
The film's unique sound design doesn't end there. It seems that 50 select theaters, equipped with the necessary technology, will show Tron Legacy in what Kosinski calls "3D sound." Essentially, the tech known as Iosono creates "an audio hologram" that allows for an individual bit of audio to be projected from almost any location in the theater. Chew on that thought for a while.
Lastly, we also have the latest photos from Tron Legacy for you to inspect (see below) to go along with the images we reported a couple months back. The digital, blue-white-orange visual design of the Tron world is actually quite impressive and unique.
Legacy apparently utilizes a Wizard of Oz-inspired trick. The "real world" settings in the film appear flatter, more two-dimensional - contrasting with the more vibrant, 3D "game world."
So what do you think? Are you psyched for Tron Legacy to finally arrive in theaters? Does it sound like it will be a truly innovative movie-going experience? Let us know in the comments section below.
Tron Legacy arrives in regular, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters in the U.S. on December 17th, 2010.