Sequences in Tron: Legacy have been prepped exclusively for enlarged IMAX format

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IMAX and Walt Disney Studios announced that the IMAX release of Tron: Legacy features more than 43 minutes of footage specifically designed to take advantage of the premium IMAX Experience. Seven sequences on The Grid expand on the IMAX screen, allowing audiences to become even more immersed in the massive scope and scale of Tron: Legacy. This will exclusively in the IMAX 3D format.

The film has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience through proprietary IMAX DMR technology.

Tron: Legacy will be released to IMAX theatres simultaneously with the film’s wide release next Friday, December 17th. The film will open on 234 IMAX 3D screens domestically and on at least 101 IMAX screens internationally, 55 of which will open next Friday, with the other runs debuting over the following weeks. Additional international playdates are expected to be booked in coming days.

Walt Disney Pictures’ Tron: Legacy is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s described as being unlike anything ever captured on the big 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 old Flynn’s Arcade-a signal that could only come from his father-he finds himself pulled into a digital 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-and-death journey across a visually stunning cyber universe-a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, 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 U.S. theaters on December 17, 2010, in Disney Digital 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D.

Tron: Legacy stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett and Michael Sheen.

The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski and produced by Sean Bailey, Jeffrey Silver and Steven Lisberger, with Donald Kushner serving as executive producer. Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz wrote the screenplay. The story is by Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, based on characters created by Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird.