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L.A. Folk!! Learn Where You Can Find A Morsel Of TRON LEGACY Goodness On Monday...

Merrick here...
...with a newslet from my friend RON Legacy. At the West L.A. cross street of Santa Monica & Glendon in Westwood, on Monday December 14, the first in a protracted sequence of TRON LEGACY images will be unveiled. I'm told the pics will "change" every month until the movie's release. By "change" I don't know if this means the location of each pic will vary, or if the imagery at the Santa Monica/Glendon location will be swapped out regularly. Also, if you're planning to hit any Disney theme parks in the near future, you'll start to notice TRON LEGACY's presence there in some fun ways. If anyone's in the area of Santa Monica & Glendon on Monday, grab a shot & send it on in. I'm sure the rest of us would love to get a look...
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  • Dec. 12, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    [Shatner's under-planet echoes]

    by Le Vicious Fishus

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by GeorgieBoy

    Don't be hatin'.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    SO COOL!!!!

    by MainMan2001


  • Dec. 12, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for this. InB4 "I hate all sequels and movies"

    by dr sauch

    Seriously, if you can't get behind this, you're dead to me.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    I'd prefer a trailer

    by MonsterKilledThePilot

    but I'll take what I can get.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    i would like to thank disney

    by brabon300

    for making the traffic on santa monica blvd even worse then it is no, i wont be there on monday

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Gimme a trailer

    by Dharma4

    Then I can certify this as cool news.. Btw when are your AVATAR reviews coming up?

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    VGA's tonight showed footage of the TRON Legacy game.

    by Orionsangels

    That may give u an idea of what the movie maybe like?

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Tron Legacy Official Teaser Trailer...

    by MisterE <p> <p> Remove any spaces added by Aint-It-Cool's crap message board system.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Would be nice...

    by SK229

    to get a cool Disney ride out of this.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST


    by Robnhud

    Old news is old.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Bring in the logic probe!

    by Wrecks

    Can't wait to see Flynn being master of his domain. Please god be fucking good. End of line.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    TRON ride

    by cyberskunk

    I think it'd be fun to have the first segment of the queue be "the real world" and then have a digitizing room where people are 'digitized' in batches and then the queue design changes to be all circuit-y and blacklight-y or whatever works well.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST


    by Robnhud y8qknt7 It's a prequel to the movie.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the link, Robnhud.

    by cyberskunk

    I'd never heard of this game before but liked seeing the trailer.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST


    by spohlso

    that was actually pretty damned cool

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    by Solitary_Poet

    I've seen the first "Tron" movie more times than I can remember. I love the DVD and i have watched every specisl feature at least twice. I can't wait to see this movie. I probably go see it as soon as ot hits the big screen and every day after it makes it to the dollar theatre.

  • Dec. 12, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Great idea cyberskunk!

    by Cinemanimetal

    I'd love to see that ride. The Tron ride potential is actually really good. I am surprised it was never done before! Just imagine being placed in one of the light cycles! Though now that I think about it it would have to be more of a light car or van to fit enough people into it. Maybe a ride isn't as easy a transition as I thought!

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Tron ride from the 80's

    by Naboo_the_Enigma

    Back in the old days the Peoplemover ride in Tomorrowland had a Tron section. It was the lightcycle game sequence from the movie projected onto the walls as the peoplemover car went by. They even blew air past the car to make it feel like you were going at lightcycle speeds! Altogether, that part of the Peoplemover ride was about a minute long.

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Animated Series

    by ElectricDreams

    I have a pal here in Orlando who works for Disney and he heard there is talk of an animated series of TRON in the works and he knows some Imagineers in California already working on a few concepts for a ride for the theme parks, if thats true, thats pretty rad man!

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Gene Barry

    by jofex

    Sorry to barge in on other talks but-- Gene Barry died today and no mention of it on AICN. Sup? Hero of WAR OF THE WORLDS! And you're spending precious space talking about Sex and the City 2?!? C'mon give it up for Dr Forester, Gene Barry - RIP.

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Check this shit out.

    by Daniel_Ackbar

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST


    by secretcylon

    Don't think they ever did anything for Ken Ober either...

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    First one to bitch is Brabon.

    by Jawa 007

    6 posts before a bitch.

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST


    by Meadowe

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Will David Warner be in this fliq?

    by Meadowe

    Love him as Ra's Al Ghul from Batman 90's cartoon. When I catch him in other things like Titanic, or even the 2001 Planet of the Apes it makes me smile. Hopefully in this one he can be a good guy? That would be a nice change, but as long as he's in here that would be great. I thought he was an excellent villain in the first Tron, and I'd love to see a modern version of that big desk he had in his office from the first.

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Tron is gonna rock!!!

    by Black_Arrow

    Cant wait..been waiting ever since 82(when I was 8) for more Tron stuff....And yea i remember the people mover with the grid sequence as you ride through. I wish that was still there. Maybe they can actually do a Tron ride...

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    So, at the 7-11 or at the Staples?

    by JT Kirk

    Because that's what is at Little Santa Monica & Glendon. The sad part is, I actually will check the area next time I'm on the west side just in case. But fuckin' A dude, more details would be nice.

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Digital advertising sign?


    I know they have a lot of those giant digital ad signs in Santa Monica that can change images.

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    No Sam Worthington?

    by AnalFissure

    I guess he must have passed on this gig.

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    I REALLY hope this movie doesn't suck

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    If they're going to revisit a geek classic I really hope they make something worth seeing.

  • Dec. 13, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    All I know is...

    by SK229

    that teaser got me more pumped than anything else sci-fi related in many, many years... including Avatar, D9, the SW prequels, and Moon. I should add, I loved D9 and Moon and am pumped to see Avatar, but that Tron teaser sent shivers down my spine for what could be.

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    There's a big electronic billboard at that intersection.

    by Playkins

    Cool, I can see it from my apartment. I'll be looking for it.

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 7:03 a.m. CST

    You don't know how much this means to me....

    by Grooveraider

    TRON is one of my favorite films of all-time. But when I say i'm a HUGE fan of TRON doesn't mean my life evolves around TRON like those compulsive types who has to collect EVERYTHING that is TRON. The only holy grail I own of TRON is a 20th anniversary edition DVD signed by the cast and crew. I don't need anything else! TRON moved me as a 5 year old in 1982 at the El Rey Theatre on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles! I remember the advertisments on TV and the 3,2,1 Contact issue featuring an expose' on TRON. There was NOTHING like it of its kind! Star Wars was unique, too. But I realized I was a real sucker for glowing things and computer animation. I didn't undertand the plot to TRON until I was abit older. I still love the screenplay of the original. It all makes sense to me in the sequel. 20+ years have passed. Technology has advanced. Ofcourse they look the way they do in 2009! The characters in the Tron world are supposed to look realistic hence these new video game consoles ( ie PS3 & 360 ). People's dislike of the new designs - you're gonna have to explain why you don't approve of them. Don't you realize the original Director Steven Lisberger is still very much involved with the concept? I sat in on a Q&A with the original Director and the man pretty deep spiritually. He's not a typical Hollywood guy. He believes in innovation. I'm starting to believe the haters of the new designs don't understand of the progression of technology.

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    I Am So Looking Forward To This


    My most anticipated movie of the decade. Seriously. I've always been a huge Tron fan, and wondered why, especially after The Matrix hit, there wasn't some kind of sequel. Now, finally, there is.<br><br> BTW, I just read that Natalie Portman is making Pride and Prejudice and Zombies into a movie. With her starring, natch. Now, that's cool news!<br><br>

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    I just found out

    by Series7

    That I know someone who is working on the toys for this movie. I wonder if they get to see the movie or just parts of it.

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST


    by foreverguardian

    Generally, toy manufacturers are given costume and prop designs and maybe a few stills along with bare pics to build the packaging designs around. It's something of a rarity for them to get to see even a frame of the actual product.

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    One question....

    by AnakinsDiapers there going to be a Tron in their little Tron movie?

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    TRON rock opera

    by cyberskunk

    Here's an mp3 file of a rock opera version of TRON a few minutes long: mp3 format. There's some sung profanity so it's probably not work-appropriate.

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Which would explain why most toys for movies suck balls.

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Tron 2.0 failed to meet sales expectations...

    by Grooveraider

    @UltraTron - Syd Mead was neither involved with the TRON 2.0 video game designs and the sales for the game were abysmal. Even though the "look" of original TRON film was there in 2.0. Who knows who decided not to bring Syd Mead onboard Legacy or wether Syd himself decided not to do the Legacy project anyways. Although I do appreciate what Syd Mead had brought to the original an left an impression. Syd Mead isn't the only futurist we'll ever have. Fact of the matter is you're not gonna win over every TRON geek with TRON Legacy wether or not Syd Mead is involved. TRON happened at a different time and most of us were younger and without cynical views like this Talkback is NOTORIOUS for.

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    No update? Did this event happen?

    by SkinJob69

    Would love to see the pics! If I lived in LA I'd be getting some phone-cam shots for y'all. Can someone there help a brother out?

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    let's see the pics!

    by j_difool

    My sentiments exactly skinjob. What the fuck ?! I want to see this fucking shit !

  • Dec. 14, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Yeah, did anybody go to this thing?

    by MonsterKilledThePilot

    I'll check the Tron fansites.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST


    by woogness

    Anyone see anything? I live in L.A., but I'm outta town till the 20th. Hopefully someone'll see something before then. If not, I'll check it out and take pics. I'm crazy enough about this film that I'll go out of my way to Santa Monica to check this out.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Me too!

    by MonsterKilledThePilot

    Im looking forward to tomorrow. They are supposed to reveal a new image to 10 facebook friends.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Oh and a trailer in front of Avatar!

    by MonsterKilledThePilot

  • Dec. 16, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    is this a viral fail, do we have a

    by harper54

    word for that? VI-FAIL!