Disney Reloading ‘Tron’

Since everything under the sun is getting remade, why not a film that was considered to be one of a kind?

Variety is reporting that Disney has hired screenwriters Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal to fashion a remake of Tron, the 1982 film about a computer programmer who gets sucked into the parallel world of a computer program.

Apparently the thought is that, while Tron was ahead of its time, Klugman and Sternthal feel the world has caught up with Lisberger’s original concept, making it ripe for redo.

Klugman told Variety, “We are contemporizing it, taking these ideas that were ahead of the curve and applying them to the present, and we feel the film now has a chance to resonate with a young audience.”

Sternthal said the new conceit is that the computer programmer gets trapped in a cyberworld, so that the film can utilize the Internet. He goes on to say, “In a lot of ways, (Tron) was a movie about a man venturing into hell. Our job will be to keep the humanity as he ventures into an unreal world.”

Personally, I am curious to see how much this world of the “unreal” relates to the Matrix world of sprawling green code.


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