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TR2N's DP Talks 3-D, Physicality Over Virtual, And More!!

Merrick here...
Over on BlogTalkRadio, Movie Geeks United (a streaming radio show) has a lengthy interview with cinematographer Claudio Miranda about his work on BENJAMIN BUTTON. Towards the end of his segment, Miranda reveals he's the DP on TR2N, 2RON, T2RON, TRON 2, TRON 2.0, TRZ, TRON 2 (HATERS ZERO), or whatever else it's being called these days. Claudio confirms the film will be shot entirely entirely in 3-D (revealed HERE on AICN yesterday), and says many physical sets are being built. Paraphrasing: this is one of the reasons Miranda took the gig as DP on the film. He was worried that actors would be surrounded by nothing but green screens & "not be able to touch anything", but this isn't the case. Miranda says there's a "reality" to what they want to show with the film, and how they want to make it.

HERE the whole thing!

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  • Dec. 18, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST


    by TheKGB

    (just makes me laugh)

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST


    by dr sauch


  • Dec. 18, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST


    by TheKGB

    Oh and watch porn.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST


    by dr sauch

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Boxleitner coming back?

    by tristeele

    This must have him to be awesome.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Damn me??

    by TheKGB

    Dr Sauch...Damn ME???? How about i throw in a Damn You Micheal Bay! while I am at it.. LOL

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Can we settle on Tron 2

    by The Handsome 12th Doctor

    Or even 'Tron 2.0'<br>Please don't use 'TR2N' though. That looks pants.<p>It's not as if you can say it that way. You're going to ask for tickets to see Tron 2 aren't you? Unless you're really geeky and plan to say Trotooen.<p>If they go with that title then this here now will be the last time ever that I write TR2N. I'm calling it Tron 2 from this point on. Much in the same way that I refuse to write Seven. <br> (see, I can't even bring myself to write it when I'm trying to name the title that I won't write)

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Just give me ....

    by Cagliostro

    a high rez version of the test footage for now.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Goddammit! A "2" looks nothing like a "0"!!!!

    by Speed Fricassee

    WTF is up with all this numbers substituting for letters bullshit? Stop already!

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST


    by BGDAWES

    That made me laugh out loud. <br> <br> Well done Merrick.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    a REALITY to it?!?! a virtual world?!?!

    by Dallas1701D

    Does anyone else have a problem with that statement?........... .......anybody......... Seriously, I am pretty excited at this point, lets hope that Disney takes it "somewhat" seriously like the first one and doesn't allow it to be dumbed down like a crappy Pirates sequel.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 1:39 p.m. CST

    DP: An unfortunate abbreviation for a noble profession.

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    Huh-huh! Huh! Uh huh-huh! He said "DP". That was cool.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    "Now THAT is a BIG DOOR"

    by Sir Loin

    Hopefully the 6-foot-thick door and Dillinger's cool desk will make appearances...

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    tristeele, don't see why not

    by MurderMostFowl

    He did the Tron 2.0 video game a few years back. Bridges being signed on is the big news. I'm really hoping they use David Warner (Sark) in some capacity. When you sit back and watch Tron for it's characters, the importance of David's performance to success of the story is easily apparent.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Thank god

    by kwisatzhaderach

    This film may escape the 300 Blank Acting Syndrome that effects so many films these days. Cool choice of DP.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Speed Fricassee

    by kwisatzhaderach

    If you saw the promo footage you'll know why they used TR2N - it actually looks really cool as part of the logo.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Speed Fricassee

    by doubleARon

    2 can look like O, if you are Tron enough.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    I had to look up the alternate meaning of "D.P."

    by eggart

    For crap's sake.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    There's an MP3 link near the top right of the page.

    by eggart

    Tron Fast Tron Furious

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    " shot entirely entirely in 3-D..."

    by Toonol

    If you wear the right glasses, the world 'entirely' will be in 3d.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Original Tron...

    by rutgersjaffo

    I am old enough to have had the pleasure of seeing the original Tron work its particular brand of terrible on the 'small screen' as a child. There was a brief time when people opened shops where you would rent a movie and they would play it to a VCR in a room full of like couches and chairs for you to watch it in on a standard TV set. Some of them even sold popcorn and standard movie fare, but most of them were holes in the wall where mostly us kids would go to watch R-rated stuff our parents wouldn't let us see. Hence that warning on DVDs to this day about showing the film for profit. Anyway, this 'sequel' couldn't possibly be any worse than the original, so I say go for it...

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 4:20 p.m. CST

    How About T2ON?

    by LaserPants

    You know cause the 2 looks like an R.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST

    See, In T2ON, The 2 Looks Like An R

    by LaserPants

    Not so much in TR2N.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Original Tron...

    by LaserPants

    I am old enough to remember seeing Tron in an actual movie theatre on opening weekend! I was, like, 9 or 10, making me waaaaaay too old to be here, but here I am. Also, Star Wars was the first movie I saw in the theatre as a child; hence the pavlovian response I have to nearly all things Star Wars (even the stuff that sucks).

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 5:56 p.m. CST

    The proper title for this sequel is of course "tr0n"

    by Frisco


  • Dec. 18, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    ya know what I wish?

    by The Amazing G

    that people would stop complaining about the title

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    it gets old folks

    by The Amazing G

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 6:59 p.m. CST

    The 2 does look like an R. Definitely more than a zero

    by Flip63Hole

    ...or the letter O, for that matter.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 7:33 p.m. CST


    by Amy Chasing

    awww c'mon... who could hate Tron?

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    "if you are Tron enough"

    by Balcony Fool

    that made me lol, doubleARon

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 10:23 p.m. CST

    They should have never gotten rid of me...

    by WIBoomer1

    Old Flynn's gonna f*&k it up, baby! I can't want to see how JB (after he played the Dude) will take Flynn to the next level. He didn't seem like the greedy type in the first film, but he was vindictive...after all, he was doing a little hacking here and there, to get proof he created Space Paranoids, he was in it for the money, and maybe he gotten even more greedy??? end of line

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:04 a.m. CST

    This should be great. I prefer Tron 2.0 as a title personally.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Im all Troned up for this

    by dioxholster

    hope its good. and i wish they can call it "TRON II" makes it seem epic