Tron reboot gets it’s first two casting members


Scene from Tron
Scene from Tron
Olivia Wilde (TV’s House and the upcoming film The Year One) and Beau Garrett (Made of Honor, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) have signed on for Tron 2.0 a.k.a. TR2N, the long-in-development sequel to the 1982 Disney cult classic, that Joseph Kosinski, who is also hard at work on a Logan’s Run remake, is directing. This is according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sean Bailey, and Jeff Silver are producing the new movie, along with Steven Lisberger, who co-wrote and directed the original.

Kosinski has already shot footage to test technology and showcase his vision for the film. That reel was screened at Comic-Con in July to incredible applause.

The original film followed a programmer, who was sucked into a computer and forced to fight in videogames he created. The film has developed a cult following, and contained groundbreaking special effects for the time. Plot details are closely guarded on the new movie, which will act as a “next chapter.”

According to reports, Wilde will play a worker in the virtual world in the new film, who tries to help fight Master Control Program, the villainous intelligence protocol from the original film. Garrett will play a “siren” in the virtual world.

Below is a low quality version of the footage screened at Comic-Con.

And here is the trailer from the original sci-fi classic Tron.

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