Tron: Legacy to be released as an IMAX movie

Tron Legacy Flynns Arcade at Comicon July 2009 in San Diego California
Tron Legacy Flynns Arcade at Comicon July 2009 in San Diego California

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX today announced that Tron: Legacy, the intense, high-tech 3D film starring Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde, will be released to IMAX theatres in IMAX 3D simultaneously with the film’s wide release on December 17, 2010. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Tron: Legacy will be digitally re-mastered into the The IMAX Experience with IMAX DMR (Digital Re-Mastering) technology. Tron: Legacy is the third film of the previously announced five-picture agreement between IMAX and Disney Studios.

“We share a common goal with our partners at Disney, which is to transport people to places they normally can’t go, and the world of Tron is certainly one of those cool places,” added Greg Foster, Chairman of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “Since I saw the first glimpse of Tron: Legacy in 3D over a year ago, I’ve felt it was the perfect match for the The IMAX Experience.”

Tron: Legacy is set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of Tron where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant Quorra (Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. The 3D adventure is directed by Joseph Kosinski and produced by Sean Baily, Jeffrey Silver, Steven Lisberger, who also co-wrote the script with Richard Jeffries, Brian Klugman, Lee Stemthal, Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Bill Wheeler.

I’ve also finally gotten around to posting photos from the Tron Legacy Flynn’s Arcade at Comicon San Diego (including the shot above) RIGHT HERE.