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Daft Punk on Tron 2!

Mar. 4, 2009by: Mike Sampson

With all due respect to this guy, nothing so far that I've seen or heard about TRON 2 (or whatever the fuck they're calling it these days) has gotten me all that juiced about it. Sure it sounds like it could be cool but then so did DOOMSDAY and well, look how that turned out. But now we've got some TRON 2 news that makes my jeans just slightly tighter. Billboard has confirmed that Daft Punk will be composing the score for the movie. The electronic duo, well-known for their love of robots, have already opened up a new studio in LA to work exclusively on the music. This TR2N music would be their first original release since 2005's "Human After All." Rockers-turned-composers doesn't always turn out well (just ask Beck about his experiences on NACHO LIBRE) but then again we also got Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead's work on THERE WILL BE BLOOD which was nothing short of remarkable. TRON 2 is currently in production and Disney has scheduled a 2011 release, which now seems like an awfully long time away...

Source: Billboard

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8:01PM on 03/05/2009

cool news.

as a fan of electronica/ambient music, and an ex d.j. i have to say this sounds like a perfect fit. they could have gone any which way, with everyone from Kraftwerk to Trentemoller being suited to revamp the original "blips and bleeps" music from, i believe iirc, wendy carlos? back in the day, it was suitably appropriate for the film, and this i think is inspired for the sequel.

i have daft punks electroma on dvd, and they are true pioneers of both audio and visual interpretation, in my
as a fan of electronica/ambient music, and an ex d.j. i have to say this sounds like a perfect fit. they could have gone any which way, with everyone from Kraftwerk to Trentemoller being suited to revamp the original "blips and bleeps" music from, i believe iirc, wendy carlos? back in the day, it was suitably appropriate for the film, and this i think is inspired for the sequel.

i have daft punks electroma on dvd, and they are true pioneers of both audio and visual interpretation, in my humble opinion.

great news. you know how some music just fits a movie perfectly? remember the scene in Blade where the cool party people are bouncing around to New Orders music, then the sprinklers come on spraying blood...that was a perfect song for that scene. i think daft punk will be equally cool for a lightcycle chase with updated graphics.
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11:50PM on 03/04/2009
That is a fucking awesome choice for composers.

Brilliant Move, I think.
That is a fucking awesome choice for composers.

Brilliant Move, I think.
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10:52PM on 03/04/2009
hey man, forget u, Doomsday was pretty good
hey man, forget u, Doomsday was pretty good
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10:51PM on 03/04/2009
best news i've heard all day!
best news i've heard all day!
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8:22PM on 03/04/2009

DOOMSDAY RULED!!!

Mitra is hot! The movie was fun, it was not trying to win any Oscars. Oh, and TR2N will suck!
Mitra is hot! The movie was fun, it was not trying to win any Oscars. Oh, and TR2N will suck!
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7:05PM on 03/04/2009
Pretty awesome. Quite fitting for them.
Pretty awesome. Quite fitting for them.
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6:37PM on 03/04/2009
sweet
sweet
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6:10PM on 03/04/2009
Damn. One step cooler would for them to be in the film.
Damn. One step cooler would for them to be in the film.
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5:50PM on 03/04/2009

Awesome!

I've been a fan of Daft Punk since I was 15 so this is great news in my book. I agree with Mr. I3londe that an 8-bit band might have been a more obvious choice but like he said Daft Punk is one of the few electronic bands that can easily bridge the generation gap between fans of the original movie and the intended audience of the new one.

Also Jack Torrence is right, their music is just naturally suited to cinema. If you're into trippy anime (or just want to see what happens when you combine
I've been a fan of Daft Punk since I was 15 so this is great news in my book. I agree with Mr. I3londe that an 8-bit band might have been a more obvious choice but like he said Daft Punk is one of the few electronic bands that can easily bridge the generation gap between fans of the original movie and the intended audience of the new one.

Also Jack Torrence is right, their music is just naturally suited to cinema. If you're into trippy anime (or just want to see what happens when you combine Japanese anime with French House musicv) check out Interstella 5555.
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5:45PM on 03/04/2009
Great choice, Daft Punk's music is so cinematic anyway, that this will be an excellent listen.
Great choice, Daft Punk's music is so cinematic anyway, that this will be an excellent listen.
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5:31PM on 03/04/2009

decent choice

I can think of five better choices, like aphex twin or any good bitcore band. However, Daft Punk has been around long enuf to bridge the old school with the new.
I can think of five better choices, like aphex twin or any good bitcore band. However, Daft Punk has been around long enuf to bridge the old school with the new.
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5:27PM on 03/04/2009

C'mon, doomsday rocked!! (imho)

As for Daft Punk, I'm not a huge fan of their music but it sounds like a brilliant idea nonetheless. I hope it'll turn out good - both the score and the finished film.
As for Daft Punk, I'm not a huge fan of their music but it sounds like a brilliant idea nonetheless. I hope it'll turn out good - both the score and the finished film.
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