TRON: LEGACY Sequel Moving Forward at Disney With New Screenwriter
Published: June 7, 2011 - 5:16pm
Walt Disney Pictures has tapped scribe David DiGilio to pen the third installment of their popular Tron film franchise.
TRON: LEGACY, a direct sequel to Disney's 1982 sleeper hit TRON, stars Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde and Michael Sheen. It was released theatrically in 3D and IMAX 3D on December 17th, 2010 to mixed reviews but financial success. The film followed Sam Flynn (Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (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 (Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a cyber universe -- a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.
It was evident since it's release that Disney was planning a followup to Legacy, which was further hinted at with viral videos included in the film's Blu-ray release earlier this year (one of which can be seen below). Now, word has come out that the studio has signed David DiGilio to pen the yet to be titled project's script.
DiGilio is replacing the Tron: Legacy writing duo of Adam Horowitz and Adam Kitsis who are busy working on their upcoming ABC fantasy-drama series Once Upon a Time. There is no word which cast members will be reprising their roles for the third film, though director Joseph Kosinski appears sure to return.