Returning for an unprecedented third year to the fans and Convention that started it all, Walt Disney Pictures announced is will to present a very special, insider look at its upcoming TRON: Legacy at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International. At 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2010, the panel presentation will be held in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center. The event will feature filmmakers and talent from the film, including director Joe Kosinski, producers Sean Bailey and Steven Lisberger, as well as cast members Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen and Bruce Boxleitner. The panel discussion, to be moderated by Patton Oswalt, is set to include exclusive glimpses of the film, as well as a Q & A involving all panel participants, along with special surprise guests.
It was at the 2008 Convention that the vision of a 21st century TRON was born. When VFX test footage was shown to a packed hall of incredibly surprised convention attendees, it was met with such an overwhelmingly positive response that the studio gave the film an enthusiastic green light. In 2009 TRON: Legacy returned to Comic-Con with an expanded presence and this year, the filmmakers and cast are back with never before seen visuals and “scoops” for the Convention fans who have been such an instrumental part of the story of TRON: Legacy.
Director Joe Kosinski said “When we made the teaser, we envisioned it as a sneak peek at the potential of this project. We set out to stay true to the characters, the vehicles, and the world established in the first film—then show its evolution. When it took off with the fans, we knew we were in the right place. Because they’ve been key to getting this story told, we’re back to keep them involved, and excited to finally present actual footage from the film to the audience that made it all possible.”
To add to the excitement of this extraordinary event, Disney will showcase an interactive TRON booth on the convention floor (located on aisle #3712), giving fans a first look at the all new TRON: Legacy inspired merchandise launching this fall. Capturing the action, light, and cool aesthetic style of the film, the display will include toys, electronics, collectibles, apparel, accessories, publishing and the TRON: Evolution video game from Disney Interactive Studios. Comic-Con exclusive products will also be on sale.
TRON: Legacy is a 3D adventure set in a digital world described as being unlike anything ever captured on screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar and Golden Globe winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the abandoned Flynn’s Arcade—that could have only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually stunning universe—created by Kevin Himself—which has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons and landscapes, and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.
Presented in Disney Digital 3D and scored by Grammy Award–winning electronic music duo Daft Punk, TRON: Legacy hits theaters on December 17, 2010.
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