Tron Legacy

Oh hell yeah. The trailer for the new Tron film is out and looking great:

The premise is that Kevin Flynn is still trapped in Tron 25 years after the events of the first film, and remains captive in a world that has grown more advanced and more dangerous. His tech-savvy hacker son has tracked him down at last and enters Tron to release him. Gladiatorial-style battles and cunning technological traps will stand in his way blah blah blah

Let’s be straight here: the story is not what matters. It’s all about how visually gorgeous this cyber-universe will look, how cool the high-concept designs will be, and how awesome it will be to see this in full 3D at the IMAX. It’s success will inevitably give rise to toys and merchandise that will allow a new horde of young fans to feel part of the Tron universe. Let’s also not forget the great opportunities in Gaming, both console-based and MMORPG, and all that entails.

I’m most excited about the impact such a highly stylised film will have on other cultural forms, such as interior design and fashion, and predict that Tron’s bold iconography will pervade creative communities for some time after its release.

But I’m especially looking forward to this film because of the Daft Punk soundtrack. They’ve announced 24 new tracks which I’m sure will be a perfect fit with the new Tron universe, followed by a World Tour. Roll on, 2010…

Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. [7]

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