It's Tron Tuesday and that means Walt Disney Pictures has released new material promoting their upcoming tentpole pic, Tron Legacy. This week, it comes in the form of a snazzy music video/trailer.
Electronic musical duo Daft Punk's original score for the Tron sequel enhances the exciting mood of this action-packed preview, which includes brief snippets of not-yet-seen film footage.
Props to Disney far excellent job of adding fuel to the fan-anticipation fire for Tron Legacy. The throwback Tron Legacy poster is both stylish and pays homage to the one-sheet for the original Tron, which has a solid cult following of its own. Marvel's Tron-inspired makeover of its cherished superheroes is both creative and cool looking - and Disney still has its Tron Legacy preview screenings to help spread the word about the big-budget, 3D cyber world adventure.
The new Tron Legacy music vid - which is set to a sample of Daft Punk's "Derezzed" theme from the film's soundtrack - contains several familiar bits of lightcycle races and cyberdisc duels that appeared in previous Tron Legacy trailers. It also features new footage of Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) just after he arrives in Tron and offers a look at Michael Sheen (doing his best David Bowie impersonation) as Castor - along with Daft Punk's cameo in the movie.
Check out the Tron Legacy "Derezzed" preview below:
Daft Punk's techno score for Tron Legacy is pretty catchy and seems to fit the look and pace of the film like a glove so far. The visual FX look by and large very impressive and the Tron landscape should be pretty awesome on the big screen - especially in 3D IMAX.
Clu 2.0 (a.k.a. young CGI Jeff Bridges) doesn't look as good (i.e. fake), but we get the feeling that, like the Na'vi from Avatar, as a digital creation he'll benefit from being seen on, well, a screen that's larger than a computer laptop.
No one is expecting Tron Legacy to do Avatar-sized business at the box office, but Disney is clearly banking on the film being a hit when it arrives this upcoming holiday season. Moviegoers' interest in 3D has waned a bit, especially now that there have been a handful of films released that were given the subpar post-production conversion treatment, but the new Tron adventure was designed for, and clearly will look stellar in, the third dimension. It should be one cinematic venture that's actually worth the more expensive price of a ticket.
Daft Punk's Tron Legacy soundtrack will be released on December 7th, 2010. Tron Legacy arrives in theaters a week later and will be shown in the 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D format.
Source: Walt Disney Pictures