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Jeff Bridges Talks Tron Sequel

Published October 6, 2008 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, The Guardian
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I guess when you are Jeff Bridges it is impossible to get out of an interview without discussing The Dude from The Big Lebowski, but with the first Tron (sequel) footage from Comic Con, we the publications are bound to be distracted for a while.

Tron Sequel Talk

While talking with The Guardian, Jeff Bridges wrapped up the conversation with a few questions on the new Tron movie. Seems like he's absolutely jazzed on the project, along with the new possibilities of film thanks to motion capture. (thanks to ComingSoon for the find).

Is that why you signed up for the new Tron movie?

Yeah, that's another unique, wild experience that was too good to turn down. Engaging in that world again feels just like it did all that time ago. Basically, I'm still a child, I love being childlike, and here was another chance to play with these crazy toys. And the cutting-edge technology makes it exciting. Doing the teaser trailer for Comic-Con, I had my first experience of motion capture. And that's turning the industry on its head. It's amazing being part of that.

There's such a retro love for Tron. How do you bring it up to date?

Well, when we made Tron there was no internet, no cellphones. But now we have motion capture, so I think we'll get a far more successful version of the story, which is someone literally getting sucked into a video game. When we did King Kong in the 70s, one minute you'd have a shot of Rick Baker in this big suit and then you'd cut to this 80ft stiff model, and they looked nothing alike. Compare to that Peter Jackson's King Kong the technology is there and they did a wonderful job. I thought they created a beautiful Kong. So I hope that'll be the same for Tron.

Since the first footage does look like an upgrade on the original source, it looks like this project is already heading in the right direction.
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