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Jeff Bridges Back For New TRON Movie??

Merrick here...
Collider has an interview with Jeff Bridges in which the RECENTLY ANNOUNCED TRON MOVIE is broached.
…there’s a lot of reasons not to do it. But the reasons to do it and the reason I did that one was because it was so innovative and I understand that they’ve got a whole new batch of stuff like that… innovations that they want to use on this so that could be kind of fun.
...says Bridges in the interview, the entirety of which can be found HERE. There's also an .mp3 of his comments, which can be accessed through the article. This shouldn't come as a big surprise. From what we know, the new TRON is being positioned as something of a continuation rather than a remake - Bridges being involved would make complete sense. At one point (quite a while back) a sequel concept found Bridges' Flynn character journeying back into the computer world & going all funky; his role would've been similar to Brando's Colonel Kurtz in APOCALYPSE NOW. No word on if this angle is being retained in the new iteration of the sequel, although I suspect they'll start fresh.

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  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    and sweeet!

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by idahomer

    hAD TO

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Too good to be true...

    by idahomer

    my be first, not another Tron movie.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Always loved Tron

    by spaceghost1818

    For its time, it was one of the most innovative movies. I spent hours, and hundreds of quarters, playing the video game in the local arcade when I was a kid. If the sequel is done right, this could be pretty cool

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Hope ts a sequel and not a remake

    by moondoggy2u

    And yeah, Tron did rock my tube socks off.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    This is the 1980's all over again

    by Reel American Hero

    In the span of two days we're hearing new projects, either remakes or sequals in some form for Tron, Poltergeist, Friday the 13th, and Ghostbusters. And hopefully at least one or two of these projects doesn't suck. We shall see though.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    For the love of all that is holy

    by Mattyboy122

    Can we get some new fucking ideas please!? Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, a sequel to Tron? Really? And NOW is the right time? I don't know where these assholes got the idea that the iron is hot and they'd better strike it, because a Tron sequel would make little/no money.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    I hope its a 'RE-IMAGINING' of Tron

    by Baron Karza

    With younger hipper people like K-Fed and Tara Reid. Because I need my adolescence raped in addition to my childhood.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    That's ok for me

    by Stefano

    Once in a while some dreams come true ;) Hope they'll do a good film.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Is Captain Sheridan in it???

    by picardsucks

    We need a non goateed Boxleitner!!!!

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Will the MCP cone desire macaroni pictures?

    by Baron Karza


  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    If it spawns a new TRON arcade game I am ok with it.

    by Baron Karza

    The light cycles part ruled, the tanks were too hard. The spiders were lame but the MCP cone shooting was awesomme.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Witches of Eastwick 2

    by Diagnostic


  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Tron 2: The Entronnening

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Man, as long as Flynn's back, I'm back. More Jai Alai, and light cycles! WOOT! Maybe this will 'update' the video game aspect of the first TRON movie, and Flynn will kill the bad guy, and then 'hump' his corpse, and go on a murderous rampage, and end dudes with his disc, and a voice barks out 'KILLING SPREE' while prepubescent little Hitlers bark out anti-semitic and homophobic epithets over their little headsets connected to TRON-BOX Live.<p>God, I'm so fucking old.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    If The Dude abides..

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    I'm all over this.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Tronpocalypse Now

    by Zardoz

    That would be cool. Flynn with a shaved head, surrounded by the decapitated heads of users, mopping his sweaty brow: "Have you ever seen a slug crawl along a micro-circuit?" That could actually be a good film...

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Cool Indeed...

    by Rando Calrisian

    But I'll believe it when I see the cameras rolling. Apocalypse Tron would be freaking sweet!

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2 p.m. CST

    BTW Whatever happened to the Dark Crystal Sequel

    by Rando Calrisian

    Any news on the Dark Crystal sequel we were hearing about a while back? That project was sounding sooo cool. It that one got shelved, this one has a long road before it.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST


    by TheDohDoh

    Bring it. I hope Bridges signs. I hope Bridges wins an Oscar. The dude is one of my favorite actors. Fuck Sean Penn.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    What about a Johnny Dangerously sequel?

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    Dr. Detroit 2? The Greater Outdoors? I don't see what could possibly go wrong...

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Rather have him back for a BIG LEBOWSKI sequel.

    by riskebiz

    That movie gets better and better each viewing. I would totatlly like to see a new adventure with The Dude.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:08 p.m. CST

    This could be really cool.

    by JDanielP

    Figure on a game release, too.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:08 p.m. CST

    this post should have ended with "end line"

    by warp11

    And Bruce "Sheridan" Boxlitter should be back as Tron.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    TRON OF THE DEAD ......not!

    by JDanielP

    Give me that new TRON flick and hurry up about it.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    "end OF line"...

    by Zardoz

    not "end line". Just saying...

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Live Free or TRON Hard...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Rated G...<p> So more little kids will be able to see it.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Tron sequel news, 10 years and counting

    by Heckles

    Until the teaser trailer makes its way to glorious Quicktime, it doesn't matter what anyone says.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST

    I hope he gets sucked into a QBert this time.

    by Baron Karza

    Or a Burger Time.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    ah... yes Q-bert...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    the game that gave the world &*%$#@!!!

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Tron 2: Rise Of MCP

    by Reel American Hero

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    "All your base are belong to us!"

    by Uncapie

    Bit brain!

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Tron: Maze-A-Tron

    by Thick McRunFast

    Intellivision, bitches.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    "What's it like in there?"

    by GreyGeek

    "Well, has anyone seen that movie TRON?" "No." "No." "No." "No." "No." "No." "Yes - I mean, no."

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST


    by football

    Saw the original on the big screen back in the early 80's. Was it great seeing such a visual feast in glorious 70mm plus a gorgeous 6 track? Well to be honest I didn't think much of it then and I certainly don't think that much about it now.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Featuring David Warner

    by Aquatarkusman

    As ChessMaster 3000!

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Tron VS Rambo: This time its personal

    by sleeptones

    Fuck Tron!

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Tron 2: Now On Windows Vista.. fuck off Windows 3.1

    by sleeptones


  • Nov. 15, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Too soon!!!!

    by BigTexas42

    Tron II: look who's tronning now

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by zooch

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 3:15 p.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

    It will only be good if there is a ton of CGI in it...,

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Loved Tron as a kid

    by veritasses

    Even loved the video game. Lots of potential for a sequel. Could be something really great, could be something straight to Friday Night SciFi Channel. Need more details about the project....

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    they can remake the movie

    by irrelevntelefant

    JUST LEAVE THE VIDEO GAME ALONE!!!<P> all for dude in virtual space

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    and would someone...

    by irrelevntelefant

    please remake 'attack of the killer tomatos'<p> the wachowski brothers could really knock that out of the park...

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    the old tron


    ...was basically a showcase for the most up to date computer graphics, which were JUST being what the fuck is it going to be now that CG is used in literally everything from standard movies to commonplace animated ones? ...i bet they are going go with the modern computer world looking like a bladrunner city full of pop-up ad billboards and sex shops everywhere...just like futurama and everything else lately..

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Tron 2: Fsck

    by Chriss

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Tron Does Dallas

    by ryanislyin

    Just sayin...

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST


    by one9deuce

    It had an interesting concept, a totally unique look, it showcased CGI for the first time, and the score was brilliant. The movie as a whole though is only good, certainly not great. <p> On a side note TRON is playing at the Seattle Cinerama in 70mm on February 24 and 26, March 2 and 4 and I will definitely be driving up from Portland to check it out.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    That's all I got. But it works...

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 4:23 p.m. CST

    the only possible TRON 2 script


    would still end up resembling an episode of reboot........c'mon, you know there's gonna be viruses......and tell me where the word 'tron is even used in's all about the Gigs now, baby....hell, things are changing so fast, we'll be quantum soon, supposedly.

  • So says my Magic 8-Ball.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    That's great, but whatabout STARMAN 2?

    by Drath

    Forgetting that Ted Striker and Greg Brady played Starman and his son on TV in the '80s, I would like a sequel with Karen Allen and the whole thing. Also, now that I know Jeff Bridges even HAS a son, I think he should play either Flynn's son in Tron 2.0 or Starman's son or something. Why not? Hollywood doesn't have anything better.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Hope they still use the Apoc Virus angle

    by ThePilgrim

    Terrorist hack into the united states governments APOC program. The A.P.O.C recipe is comprised of every known virus in existence combined into one giant super bug. The united states army developed it with the intent to kill the Internet acitivites in any opposing countries if needed during a war. This cell infiltrates the building and releases the hack on America disabling the worlds traffic air traina and vehical, power grids, cellular networks, cable systems, the works. Flynn is called in to hack it back. He gathers a team of high stat XBOX Live players to help him. He uses a video game program that implements top of the line virtual technology to immerse players into the code to solve program and virus issues.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST

    I remember really wanting to see Tron as a kid

    by mr.underwater

    And when I finally did, it wasn't all that great. Then I watched it again in my 20's and realized that other than looking real cool, it pretty much sucked.<br><br>I mean, there's stiff, corny dialogue, and then there's Tron dialogue.<br><br>Now almost 30 years later, we get a sequel? Could people's nostalgia for a pretty bad Disney flick be that strong? Where's the Black Hole sequel? As that one sucked too.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST


    by 5 by 5

    A Tron sequel with today's technology? YES.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Shia la Boof for Tron!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    You know you want it.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Awesome, hope it really does happen this time....

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    And they need get on it quick so they can get Syd Mead involved, hes getting on a bit now.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST


    by INWOsuxRED

    I have no opinion on this film. I have no indication as to if it will be good or bad. I don't think I can be impressed by "virtual CGI" anymore, but I like the Tron world.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    I'ts gonna suck a fucktron.

    by bioforge

    There is no way in hell its gonna be anything as revolutionary as the original was . So it's really just more proof that nowdays writers can't come up with new shit worth selling.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    This will suck elec TrOn ic Ballz!

    by boogy110

    Back in the day when Tron came out, there was sooo much to explore and such mystery within the world of computers. That's what was so fucking cool about the movie. But a tron movie now? Hell video game graphics on my X box 360 and old PS2 look better that anything that old movie had. Leave it alone and let it be.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 9:48 p.m. CST

    They can't use Tron 2.0 as a source material?

    by Mr Incredible

    No damn remake, either. God, I hope they don't screw this up.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 10:59 p.m. CST

    If You've got Flynn...You've got something. Seriously.

    by uss cygnus

    You have my attention if Bridges jumps in. You get David Warner back as a reincarnation of Sark...lookout.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 10:59 p.m. CST

    I hope it fails

    by tme2nsb

    Just to piss off Disney fans. And I am a Disney fan. The first movie was a box office disappointment...I'm actually surprised there is a sequel in the works of this mediocre movie.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 11:06 p.m. CST

    No...not on the

    by Dr Gregory House

    "Obviously, you are not a gamer"

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST


    by That 70s Venom

    Starring Daniel Day Tron.

  • Nov. 15, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST

    If It's Got Bridges


    And a rumored cameo of David Warner, even if it's just the voice of some warped giant recyled thing that came from Sark's disc-split corpse, I'm there. I love that movie. No good reason, really, I just do, and I'll show up for a sequel.

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST

    TRON2: Scraping the bottom of the barrel

    by La.Cucaracha

    that is all.

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Oh, I thought you meant Todd Bridges. . .

    by La.Cucaracha

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Tron 2: System32 Failure

    by redfist

    I think that they could base Tron 2 on the Vista Operating System, where Flynn has to monkey fuck the OS into accepting usb connections, get promted for drivers for plug and play accessories, gets promted for account access control everytime he clicks on anything other than an icon and has to callw windows support at a cost of $59 to unfuck the problem. I would not pay to see that however since I am living it right now.....does any1 know how I can connect my Ipod to work on this fucking boat anchor?????

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Tron 2: Re-Booting the Porn Stash featuring Lloyd Bridges!

    by JustyHakubi

    The MCP is for Porn!

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Sequel to The Black Hole!?!?!?

    by redfist

    I am all about that!!!

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Tron 2: Electric Boogaloo

    by Rei-Ginsei

    "U R SO HAWT - WNT 2 CYBORZ??"

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Tron 2 electric bugalu!

    by Dazzler69

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST

    As long as "TRONGUY" Jay Maynard gets a cameo


  • Nov. 16, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Jeff Bridges gotta eat!!!

    by JackSack

    Remember when we used to say that? Those were good times. Good times.

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Jay Maynard: In Dire Need of Pussy

    by redfist

    Wow, that was fucking scary. I hope he was wearing a cod piece with that. I hope he had a cod piece on his ass.....cause if he didn't..........AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    I've never seen Tron

    by DirkD13"

    I shall rectify that asap.

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Tron: The Sequel

    by Spiderjerusalem187

    I really hope this is gonna take a dark turn, cos otherwise this will suck ass.

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    It would seem

    by herr_howard

    Since all of the TV show movies didn't do so well a few years ago, we've got to go back and mine old movie franchises to draw people back to the theaters (Rambo, Indy, Friday the 13th, Poltergeist, Trek, now TRON) I'm all for nostalgic movies, but personally I'm a little tired of movies based on comic books, video games, graphic novels, etc. Can't someone come up with an original idea? Please?

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Now, that IS some COOL NEWS!

    by DoctorWho?

    And yes, make it a continuation.

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    erm, yeah

    by mrbong

    i never really understood the appeal of Tron at the time. maybe i will have another look at it in the light of this news, or perhaps not. all i know is we move ever closer to news of a Big Trouble In Little China remake or sequel. that said, oddly we have already had a remake and sequel of it, depending on how YOU interpreted certain comments from the cunning Kurt in Dark Blue, of course.....

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST

    RE: Dark Crystal sequel

    by bswise

    Still in pre-prod./casting, scheduled for '09 release, Genndy Tartakovsky to direct.

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    David Carusso is Back as the snot-faced young deputy in Rambo

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Heard it here first.

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST

    I wish my computer was like Master Control

    by kirttrik

    Then I would rule the world...through my computer.

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Master Control Program vs. WOPR from War Games...

    by kirttrik

  • Nov. 16, 2007, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Master Control Program vs. WOPR from War Games...

    by kirttrik

    Who would win.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 6:51 a.m. CST

    thats easy, kirt. MCP would win.

    by moondoggy2u

    His voice is waayyyy deeper.