Walt Disney Pictures has announced that Tron Legacy will be presented at the San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 22. The panel will feature filmmakers and talent from the December 17 3D release. A “TRON” booth will also be set up at the convention:
Returning for an unprecedented third year to the fans and Convention that started it all, Walt Disney Pictures is pleased to present a very special, insider look at its upcoming TRON: Legacy at this years San Diego Comic-Con International Convention. At 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2010, the panel presentation will be held in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center. On the dais will be filmmakers and talent from the film, including director Joe Kosinski, producers Sean Bailey and Steven Lisberger as wells as cast members Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen and Bruce Boxleitner. The panel discussion, to be moderated by Patton Oswalt, is set to include exclusive glimpses of the film, as well as a Q & A involving all panel participants, along with special surprise guests.
It was at the 2008 Convention that the vision of a 21st century TRON was born. When VFX test footage was shown to a packed hall of incredibly surprised convention attendees, it was met with such an overwhelmingly positive responsebecoming the it moment of the Conventionthat the studio gave the film an enthusiastic green light. In 2009 TRON: Legacy returned to Comic-Con with an expanded presence and this year, the filmmakers and cast are back with never before seen visuals and scoop for the Convention fans who have been such an instrumental part of the story of TRON: Legacy.
Director Joe Kosinski comments: When we made the teaser, we envisioned it as a sneak peek at the potential of this project. We set out to stay true to the characters, the vehicles, and the world established in the first filmthen show its evolution. When it took off with the fans, we knew we were in the right place. Because theyve been key to getting this story told, were back to keep them involved, and excited to finally present actual footage from the film to the audience that made it all possible.
To add to the excitement of this extraordinary event, Disney will showcase an interactive TRON booth on the convention floor (located on aisle #3712), giving fans a first look at the all new TRON: Legacy inspired merchandise launching this fall. Capturing the action, light, and cool aesthetic style of the film, the display will include toys, electronics, collectibles, apparel, accessories, publishing and the TRON: Evolution video game from Disney Interactive Studios. Comic-Con exclusive products will also be on sale. Disney will also reveal exciting new mobile content at the event.