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Encom! Encom! TRON spy pic!

Greetings Programs! Quint here. We got a tip off from a character calling himself Grumpy Gus about some exterior filming on the TRON sequel going on in Vancouver. On the surface it's nothing major, just a building exterior with a crowd gathered around the entrance... but check out the name of the company. I'm gonna fork over the pic and be back with another interesting tidbit.

Encom returns! Grumpy Gus informs us that this is, apparently, a flashback scene taking place in 1989, that involves a media swarm and a large crowd as someone rushes into a limo. Grumpy Gus isn't completely positive, but he thinks it might have been Bruce Boxleitner. He also says there were extras wearing "Flynn Lives" t-shirts! I don't know about you, but my geek juices are already bubbling for this one. This is either going to be the coolest thing in the world or a huge let-down of prequel proportions. End of line.

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  • April 19, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    I'm pulling for this one

    by liljuniorbrown

    One of the first movies I remember loving as a kid. I don't think Jeff Bridges would have signed on if it was a cluster fuck,he has a pretty good track record.

  • April 19, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST


    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Hey it's Part 2 right?

  • April 19, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST


    by Gooch1195

    Tr2n is another one that I cant wait to see....

  • April 19, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    please have an intelligent storyline

    by MurderMostFowl

    the teaser was so badass in that we have the possibility of transcending the perception that this movie has to be a "kids" film. Please at least aim this a notch above the Transformers crowd. <BR> I'm hoping against hope that if you wait 25 years to make a sequel/remake of a movie, you'll bother to get a good script just because why bother making it if you're not going to go the whole nine yards and do it justice. It is a fan favorite movie, it wasn't a box office success, so there's no risk in never going back there. <BR><BR> Keeping fingers crossed.

  • April 19, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by Sparhawk38

    I want this to be good...but the 1st was such an unusual iconic film...I have doubts.

  • April 19, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    SW Prequels, IJATKOTCS, Tr2n

    by Jobes War

    How is this possibly going to be good?

  • April 19, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST


    by NovaBlue


  • April 19, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST


    by TheKGB01

    My GOD! Something newsworthy!!! But my guess you had nothing to do with this piece of worthy news... Step down now....please...its time to go

  • April 19, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Why the fuck does anyone care about this?


  • April 19, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Tron. Oh boy. Where's the Black Hole reboot?

    by Mgmax

    Or V. Or how about a prequel explaining what turned Jared Syn bad. Yes, let us leave no aspect of the early 80s unmined. Beastmaster Salvation, where are you?

  • April 19, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    I am completely disinterested.

    by Rev. Slappy

    I never liked Tron and it has aged horribly. I don't think there is much of an audience for a sequel.

  • April 19, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Lahey

    I have no idea about the plot for this one. I assume Flynn went missing sometime after the events of the first movie.

  • April 19, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Don't look A Gift Horse In The Mouth...


    I think it's a minor miracle that they managed to get this picture up and running to begin with. There were various rumbling over the years that there was a TRON sequel in the works but until now nothing ever came of it. And at the risk of pissing Dickblood off, I think that this fiulm has some true potential. I llok at it this way. I don't know how that story will rate, but the special effects in the original TRON were breathtaking at the time. So imagine if you will how this film will look with the visual technology that the filmmakers have at their beck and call today. This film is going to be one sweet piece of eye candy!

  • April 19, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    What this film really needs

    by Tin Snoman

    is David Warner. Jeez, he's still alive, isn't he?

  • April 19, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    yea this is one of those movies...

    by DrBrianOblivion

    ...and i mean the original, that you're told is supposed to be a classic but just ended up being pretty...pretty...pretty...pretty bad. Maybe it was good when it first came out, but for people who aren't old grey beards and had to watch it recently, it was practically unwatchable.

  • April 19, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Oh look! Something from childhood! I'll bleat like a sheep!

    by TallBoy66

    BBAAAAAHHHHH!!! Tron!! BAH! SHEEP! BAAAAHHHHH!! <p> Please. Next.

  • April 19, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Seriously, though, Tron was fucking awful

    by TallBoy66

    How in God's name can anyone think a sequel is a good idea? Probably because they're idiots, that's why.

  • April 19, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Don't know why but I'm excited for this!!!

    by picardsucks

    I didn't even love original Tron that Much but I dunno I just know this will be fucking cool!!! Plus Captain Sheridan is Tron!!! a fuckin blu-ray of the original Tron would be nice !!! Who wins in a fistfight?? Shatner Captain Sheridan or New Abercrom-Kirk

  • April 19, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Seriously though, Tron was fucking great

    by SnowDogs

    And the sequel will stand on its own. They won't expect you to have seen the original. This movie has huge potential to be a wide-scale massive hit, showing us things we've never seen before. It won't be Watchmen II, count on it.

  • April 19, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Oh,ScriptGirl scooped this yesterday.

    by brock landers baby

  • April 19, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Cool news, can't wait for this.

    by i.baronvladimir

    Sure, parts of the original don't hold up: the arcade game(s) Flynn was playing; the cartoon "vortex" scene; the big 2-legged thing, whatever it was called, that Flynn was flying around in, that whole sequence, just to name a couple; and a bunch more. But there's so much more that does hold up: the arena; the disc fights; Dillinger's touch screen still looks cool; lightcycles; and the great last scene, helicopter in city lights, to Wendy Carlos' end credit tune. Bring on the sequel.

  • April 19, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    "It won't be Watchmen II, count on it."

    by Mgmax

    And neither will anything else, after how Watchmen did.

  • April 19, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Aw, I'm getting all nostalgic....

    by thethedew

    ...for the days when AICN actually ran spy pics.

  • April 19, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Keeping expections in check all the same

    by i.baronvladimir

    After Indiana Jones 4 it's hard to feel pure excitement for a sequel to a film I loved as a kid. Damn that goddam movie. Still excited for Tron 2, but the Beards have rendered it a bit on the flaccid side.

  • April 19, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST


    by i.baronvladimir

  • April 19, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Or vagina, if you will.

  • April 19, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    TBers who hate the original Tron...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    are fucked in the head.<BR><BR>End of line.

  • April 19, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    so the people that hate it...

    by MurderMostFowl

    Why do you hate it? Growing up, the only criticism I ever heard from people who watched it and didn't like it was they would say it was boing, or too weird. <BR><BR>What was there to hate in it? I'm very biased as I basically worshiped this movie as a kid, so I don't see it the way other people do I think. <BR><BR> Of course I understand that some movies just don't work for people... for instance, I am one of the few people on the planet who didn't like the movie "Election" or "Whole Nine Yards"

  • April 19, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Otherwise you'll be OK!!!

  • April 19, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Watchmen was more disappointing than the Prequels

    by Retlaw Kciuq

    I respect you highly but whenever you or anyone else has to make a quick jab at the expense of Lucas or the Prequels, you/them lose me.

  • April 19, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Not Susan Boyle great, but great nonetheless.

  • April 19, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Am I right or am I right?

  • April 19, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I'm in firmly in the Tron demographic.

  • April 19, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST



    I'd like to see your masterpiece, pal.

  • April 19, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Spicoli: All right!!!

    by ThePilgrim

    Not to sure about the Flynn disapears/son becomes involved plot. I would rather him dying and placing himself inside the system to defeat death, but hey man it's Tron, so it's all good. <P> End of line...

  • April 19, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    was it just Boxleitner there yesterday?

    by superduper

    The guy at Corona Coming Attractions figured that Jeff Bridges might have also made a showing at the set yesterday.

  • April 19, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Here's one reason Tron is significant

    by Frisco

    It invented cyberspace. Tron came out in 1982, the same year that William Gibson first used the term cyberspace in his short story "Burning Chrome." It wasn't until 1984 that "Neuromancer" was published. Gibson is widely and correctly acknowledged for his work's impact on science fiction and the wider culture. And yet by the time Neuromancer came out, we had already seen a feature film that depicted cyberspace, avatars, black ice, helpful and malevolent AIs, visual representation of underlying code-based processes... all in a style that must have made Moebius cream his baby blue corduroys. Nothing before or since has looked quite like Tron. No discussion of that type of science fiction should ever include Snow Crash, Neuromancer, or (God help us) Tad Williams' Otherland without also including Tron. In this respect the sequel is very unlikely to live up to the original, but it could easily manage to be a more entertaining movie than its predecessor was. Let's hope so!

  • April 19, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST


    by i.baronvladimir

    Watchmen was a disappointment to me as well; it left me cold. I think the level of disappointment one feels, though, towards a movie rendition/sequel depends on when he or she sees the original. Indiana Jones 1 & 2 I saw as a kid, loved them beyond words; they became a part of who I was, growing up. 4 was going to an escape, for me, just for 2 hours, back into that magic. I mean I can't remember being more psyched to see a movie - ever. And what did I get? A piss-poor concept that didn't even mesh with the first 3, a poorly written script, and lazy, half-hearted directing. A crushing disappointment. So I jabbed two American greats, yeah, but damn if they don't deserve one for IJ4.<p>Didn't read Watchmen till about a year before the film came out; loved it. Now if I'd read it earlier in life it's possible the movie would've been more of a disappointment than IJ4. Dunno. At least with the Watchmen movie you get the feeling a lot of effort went into it, even if, as I said, it leaves you cold. Just didn't see that effort in IJ4.

  • April 19, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    This is either going to be the coolest thing in the world or a h

    by Joker Gordon Levitt

    "This is either going to be the coolest thing in the world or a huge let-down of prequel proportions."<br> <br> or... somewhere in-between, like watchmen was, or terminator 4 will be.

  • April 19, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Except for Harrison Ford

    by i.baronvladimir

    He gave it all he had, even if no one else did

  • April 19, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Jeff Bridges = guaranteed win

    by dr sauch

    Name a bad movie.

  • April 19, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Movies and TV are just a fad!

    by wackybantha

    Books will take over soon.

  • April 19, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD...Because we love Tron, Duuuuh!!!

    by Orionsangels

    What kind of stupid question is that?

  • April 19, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    The problem with TRON was that

    by TRON

    you dickheads have ADD and have a short attention span!

  • April 19, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Fingers crossed.

    by JDanielP

    Toes too!

  • April 19, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • April 19, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST


    by darkpassenger

    this is dannyglovers_dickblood we're talking about evrything he says is stupid... never supports anything

  • April 19, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST



    You're right. Sometimes, I forget that people are fans of stuff that I'm not. My ego clouds my thinking.

  • April 19, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Hey TRON...

    by DrBrianOblivion wouldn't happen to be a little biased would you? Seeing as how you have tron tattooed on your cock.

  • April 19, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    First to say it!

  • April 19, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    They should have never gotten rid of me...

    by WIBoomer1

  • April 19, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    A SPY photo? What year is this?

    by D.Vader

    Almost like the good ole days. Get ShitGirl off here and it'd be almost as cool as it used to be.

  • April 19, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Can't believe it's finally being made. Woo-hoo!

    by Mr Nicholas

  • April 19, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Apology accepted DICKBLOOD!

    by Orionsangels

  • April 19, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Tron fucking rules

    by grendel69

    ....WAY ahead of its time you dorks.

  • April 19, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    Retlaw Kciuq:

    by Sith Witch

    I cannot agree more. If Quint can ever do anything to turn me off his opinions, it's his constant prequel-bashing. To what effect? All it does is piss people off; does he seriously think people will flock to him because of that view, even if they agree with him?

  • April 19, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Re: Frisco

    by ArmageddonProductions

    I agree on the Gibson thing (though Gibson's envisioning was of the actual Internet, whereas TRON is basically representative of one computer system). However, there's one point where I'm gonna have to call you out on: Moebius actually designed a lot of the characters/costumes based on Lisberger's original concepts, along with Syd Mead. Basically, from the late Seventies until the end of the Eighties (even longer, if you want to include FIFTH ELEMENT and STRANGE DAYS), Moebius, Syd Mead and Ralph McQuarrie designed pretty much every major sci-fi movie.

  • April 19, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST



    Fuck you. GLOVERS with a ZERO instead of an 'O' ? Real fucking clever you motherfucking cunt. Thanks for jocking my shit and trying to live in my nut sweat. <p>And Orionsangels....that wasn't me-- so FUCK YOU.

  • April 19, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    I don't hate Tron. I just don't give a fuck about it.


    It in no way needs a sequel. Who the fuck wanted a sequel other than 100 people online? Its just a lame premise to reintroduce and it will bomb. People will think it looks like Spy Kids 3D.

  • April 19, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Abolish the fake DGDB!

    by Mavra Chang

    Only one true Dickblood in this dojo! <p> All others shall become unworthy sacrifices on the altar of Bale!

  • April 19, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST


    by Frisco

    I didn't know Moebius did design work on Tron--that's badass. The old fart program who had sort of melded with his throne and had a big headdress was pure Moebius, so that makes a lot of sense.

  • April 19, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Love the first one, it's visuals are

    by Dingbatty

    uniquely beautiful, and they sneaked in some deep themes into it's zen, serenely paced plot. I'm looking forward to this, but am dismayed that it's about the babies. Stupid wHollyweird ageism can't think of a storyline for the elder characters. Flynn is like Steve Jobs crossed with Sid Meier and Alan would be like a Paul Allen.

  • April 19, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST

    DICKBLOOD what do you like seriously?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Did you enjoy Crank 2 this weekend?

  • April 19, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    seems like more movies are made in Vancouver than Hollywood thes


    seriously, its like every movie is made there.

  • April 19, 2009, 8:26 p.m. CST


    by mistergreen

    I love everything.

  • April 19, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    DANNYGL[zero]VERS_DICKBLOOD is fucking Hilarious

    by mistergreen

  • April 19, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    The SW prequels...

    by 11ZOMBIES

    ...were not a let down. Get the fuck over it, stop using Lowest Common Denominator SW jabs.

  • April 19, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Good God, are we still bashing SW?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    You know SW? That huge ass grossing movie that everyone seems to hate?

  • April 19, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Crank2 was fucking insane.


    I don't really know what to think of it. It was a damn fun time, but absolutely crazy as fuck. It could very well be the funniest movie I've ever seen. I was laughing the entire fucking time. The fuck scene on the horse track was golden. They show some crazy ass positions with Amy Smart bouncing high on Statham's cock, and the crotch is blurred out! <p>The original score by Mike Patton was very cool. Worked perfectly.

  • April 19, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    And I didn't dislike Iron Man. I didn't insult it here.


    I'm just saying-- that ending raises some serious fucking problems. I don't understand how he can ever have a villain again. How could they pull that off? He is world famous public figure.

  • April 19, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    The prequels weren't a huge letdown, in my book.

    by TheMarineBiologist

    We got awesome lightsaber fights and characters...<p> The only disappointing aspect was the dialogue, in my book. If the dialogue was topnotch, the plot in all three would have worked.<p> However, if you do want to refer to the "extreme" of the letdown category, that would HAVE to go to Indy 4. The error, in that one, didn't lie with bad dialogue, but the plot as a whole.

  • April 19, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Oh wrong TB. Lockes...for some reason I thought you....


    ...asked me what I liked in the Iron Man TB. I'm confused.

  • April 19, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    OMG Bruce Boxleitner!

    by ReportAbuse

    He makes David Hasselhof look like Bill Pullman.

  • April 19, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Hasselhoff is a better actor than Pullman.


  • April 19, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Time to Return to a World Light Years Beyond Your Imagination

    by masvword

    Time for some intrepid director to reimagine... KRULL!!!

  • April 19, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Logan's Run remake...

    by allykatD

    Looking forward to that one. Tron not so much. Although I do have fond memories of the original.

  • April 19, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Krull -- had some top notch actors.

    by Dingbatty

    Bring back some of the originals, and I'd be down for a remake.

  • April 20, 2009, 12:53 a.m. CST

    No Cindy Morgan on the set?

    by retrorandy

    Sucks Disney overlooked her to be in TRON 2. How can Bruce or Jeff be on the set without thinking about her? Care to win a phone call from Cindy?

  • April 20, 2009, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Cindy Morgan aged poorly

    by ShabbyBlue

    And she didn't exactly add much to the plot in the first one, both in the real world and in the tron reality. No loss if she's not in the sequel

  • April 20, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Is David Warner back?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Or did they send him to prison for hacking into Flynn's account?

  • April 20, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST

    So as men Jeff & Bruce somehow aged better & deserve to be back

    by retrorandy

    Why must it only be young starlets & old guys in new movies? Can't a smart older woman come back & kick some ass? She's a wonderful person & still looks great for her age. Bruce isn't exactly the stud he used to be either. If Bruce/Jeff had any heart they'd insist that she at least have a talking role in the movie if nothing else. Plus, why wouldn't they want to help out a fellow actor/friend? She would LOVE to be a continuing part of TRON in some way. She had a small role in the videogame a few years ago. A fellow Cindy Morgan fan, Julie Sigler got it right.. "...It was Lora who made the laser. It was Lora who decided to go see Flynn because she figured it was probably him hacking into the system. It was Yori who programmed the solar sailor. She wasn't just a throwaway female love interest character, and I'm upset that she seems to be treated as such. She deserves to be in the sequel. Plus, in my own personal canon, Alan and Lora got married, and Tron and Yori are still fighting side by side."

  • April 20, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST

    I'd need to see a trailer

    by darthSaul666

    I'd know for sure then if I want to see it.

  • April 20, 2009, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Flashback sequence? So it's like....

    by ricarleite2

    ... 6 minutes of computer world, 114 minutes of character development in the real world? Sounds good!

  • April 20, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Cindy Morgan

    by plisskenman

    Well, i guess if you wanna ask her about her being in Tron 2 ahe'll be making a public appearance soon.. Florida Supercon on June 5,6 & 7, 2009 at the Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Convention Center in Miami, FL.

  • April 20, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    TRON haters can eat a dick!

    by Kentucky Colonel

    I just did my bi-annual TRON viewing on the new LCD TV....and motherfucker does it look great! Love it, love it, love it!!! <p> And Jeff Bridges? He's the MAN! Never done anything bad. I agree...find me one bad frame of film the guy's ever appeared on. You can have your fantasy of being Harrison Ford...the man has done more bad movies than good (althought the good ones are pretty fuckin hefty). Starman, Baker Boys, Tucker, Fisher King...Lebowski...sheyacht! Even Against All Odds was pretty sweet (plus the Phil Collins song from that flick...I got a lot of 'tang to that one). I'll be Jeff Bridges ANY DAY!!!!

  • April 20, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    You should be thankful he has TRON tattooed on his cock, now you have something to read while you're SUCKING IT !!!

  • April 20, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Cindy Morgan cameltoe for the win!

    by Stuntcock Mike

    I'd pull my user over her any day.

  • April 20, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Man this is almost as exciting as the James Bond

    by Series7

    Pics of him on top of a truck last year!

  • April 20, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Daniel Simon is working on the vehicles

    by Charles Calthrop

    See his other work here:

  • April 20, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    "It has aged horribly"

    by Kaitain

    "I never liked Tron and it has aged horribly" <p> Bullshit. It hasn't aged at all, because it was never trying to look photorealistic. Compare it with, say, The Last Starfighter, which really DOES look lousy now. Plus the designs are great.

  • April 20, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST


    by Kaitain

    Your post is absolutely spot on. I frequently tell people that Tron was the first depiction of what would eventually be called Cyberspace. Tron was so far ahead of its time that most people didn't know what to make of it. (Kids probably adapted to its world much more easily than adults.) I remember seeing it come out on VHS in a Disney kids' collection, and read it described frequently as "a fantasy about a man trapped in a computer game", and would think, "Fuck, you people seriously have NO understanding of this movie". (In Disney's case, their OWN movie.) <p> So many great things in it...especially the nested world concept, wherein the programs regard the users as gods (whose existence is questioned), and the between-the-lines fact that time passes much, much more quickly in the cyber world than in our world. All that on TOP of the revolutionary effects and utterly alien world depicted. A landmark piece of cinema.

  • April 20, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST


    by Kaitain

    " Basically, from the late Seventies until the end of the Eighties (even longer, if you want to include FIFTH ELEMENT and STRANGE DAYS), Moebius, Syd Mead and Ralph McQuarrie designed pretty much every major sci-fi movie" <p> I would add Ron Cobb to that list.

  • April 20, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    RACE TO WITH MOUNTAIN PART 2 - and Disney wonders

    by Professor_Monster

    why only their Pirate movies make money. No script from the Disney camp is ever good - unless Bruckheimer is there - and even those are fuking tarded