More Tron Coming…

More Tron Coming…

Disney have recently announced a Tron animated series designed to help fill in the gaps between the original film ‘Tron’ and the sequel ‘Tron: Legacy’ due to be released during December 2010. As reported over at slashfilm the series will likely begin life as a ten part micro series before Disney further commits to possible full seasons.

By the sounds of the announcement any ‘Tron’ episodes won’t be able to be seen before the release of ‘Tron: Legacy’ with a release tentatively set for the second half of 2011. Comingsoon reported some further background in terms of the plot. Following the events of the first film a young program by the name of ‘Beck’ leads a revolution from within the computer world.  ‘Beck’ is mentored, and trained by ‘Tron’ who is considered the greatest warrior the grid has ever seen, as ‘Beck’ seeks to overthrow the reign of ‘Clu’ and his henchman ‘General Tesla’.

The series will be called ‘Tron: Uprising’ and currently has a voice casts attached that includes Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, and Lance Henriksen.

With 28 years between releases, and from what would appear in the ‘Tron: Legacy’ previews to be a significant number of years between the events of the two Tron films, there is plenty of story scope for the ‘Tron: Uprising’ series to explore. Without being too specific the story details above already have me interested and forming my own theories regarding who some of the characters are that we’ve seen in the ‘Tron: Legacy’ footage released so far.

If you’ve not had the chance to watch the 1982 film, make sure you do so before seeing ‘Tron: Legacy’ next month, the original was ahead of its time.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.