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Tron Legacy gets a bonus level from Pixar

07.13.2010

Just a week or so before the 3D sequel TRON: LEGACY blasts into San Diego for the massive Comic Con push, we're hearing that the movie got a few extra pixels and polygons courtesy of the masters at Pixar.

EW says that director Joe Kosinski showed an early cut of the movie to some Pixar people, and Disney then hired THE INCREDIBLES mastermind Brad Bird and TOY STORY 3 writer Michael Arndt to scratch out a few pages for the movie's already-planned reshoots.

The duo reportedly provided some extra shine to the "character, emotion, and theme" of the movie, which is still described as "very much Joe Kosinski’s vision". Looks like the Disney-Pixar relationship is good for everyone.

The sequel stars Garrett Hedlund as Sam, the son of TRON's Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges). Sam ventures into the digital world to find his former hotshot programmer dad, who has been lost in the circuits for decades. They get help from Olivia Wilde, oh my User:

Extra Tidbit: Watched the original TRON just this past weekend, and was delighted to see that it holds up pretty damn well (dated graphics and tech aside).
Source: EW

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11:29PM on 07/14/2010
This movie just keeps getting cooler and cooler. I hope it delivers.
This movie just keeps getting cooler and cooler. I hope it delivers.
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9:54PM on 07/14/2010

A Quiet Classic

When you think of it...the story, ideas, designs and special effects of the original 'Tron' when it first came out down-right kicked ass!

'Tron' may be one of the most underated sci-fi / fantasy movies of all time!
When you think of it...the story, ideas, designs and special effects of the original 'Tron' when it first came out down-right kicked ass!

'Tron' may be one of the most underated sci-fi / fantasy movies of all time!
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12:09PM on 07/14/2010
Already planned reshoots? I really want to see this and that's great Pixar's lending a hand but a pretty special effects heavy movie having reshoots five months prior to release? Not the most comforting sign....
Already planned reshoots? I really want to see this and that's great Pixar's lending a hand but a pretty special effects heavy movie having reshoots five months prior to release? Not the most comforting sign....
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12:50PM on 07/14/2010
Almost every major movie does some reshoots after the first edit/rough cut. It's usually factored in at the beginning. Not always cause for concern. Although sometimes it doesn't help (ahem, JONAH HEX).
Almost every major movie does some reshoots after the first edit/rough cut. It's usually factored in at the beginning. Not always cause for concern. Although sometimes it doesn't help (ahem, JONAH HEX).
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8:42AM on 07/14/2010
I saw Tron & Pixar together and jizzed a little.
I saw Tron & Pixar together and jizzed a little.
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4:31AM on 07/14/2010
"Oh, man, this isn't happening, it only thinks it's happening."
"Oh, man, this isn't happening, it only thinks it's happening."
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3:01AM on 07/14/2010
More studios should work this way! It makes sense to have a brain trust of highly talented and acknowledged creatives, advising/reworking scripts and re-shoots! Clearly that is something to consider given this summers crapfest!
More studios should work this way! It makes sense to have a brain trust of highly talented and acknowledged creatives, advising/reworking scripts and re-shoots! Clearly that is something to consider given this summers crapfest!
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2:45AM on 07/14/2010

I had a suspicion Pixar's Brain Trust

was going to get involved at some point, but this is still awesome news. Brad Bird and Michael Arndt are both geniuses.
was going to get involved at some point, but this is still awesome news. Brad Bird and Michael Arndt are both geniuses.
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12:35AM on 07/14/2010
THIS MOVIE IS GOING TO BE AWESOME
THIS MOVIE IS GOING TO BE AWESOME
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11:43PM on 07/13/2010
How am I supposed to read the article if I keep looking at that picture of Wilde? Geez, guys, have a heart.
How am I supposed to read the article if I keep looking at that picture of Wilde? Geez, guys, have a heart.
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7:47AM on 07/14/2010
What article!? :P
What article!? :P
11:40PM on 07/13/2010
Tron Legacy + Brad Bird + Toy Story 3 + Emotion + A Picture of Olivia Wilde = Great article. It's simple math really.
Tron Legacy + Brad Bird + Toy Story 3 + Emotion + A Picture of Olivia Wilde = Great article. It's simple math really.
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