By Travis Martin
When “TRON: Legacy” gave an underwhelming performance in the box office, a sequel that would see the return of director Joseqph Kosinski and stars Garrett Hedland and Olivia Wilde was cancelled. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney wants to reboot its iconic computer-centric science fiction film. THR also reports that actor Jared Leto is a frontrunner for the film.
The original film was released in 1982 and starred Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, an arcade owner and hacker who was wrongly shut out of a large computer and gaming corporation ENCOM. When Kevin sneaks in the company to expose them, ENCOM’s Master Control Program blasts Kevin with a laser. He is digitized and downloaded into the mainframe of the Grid, where programs are forced to fight each other under ENCOM’s tyranny. Now, in order to get back home, Kevin must team up with security program Tron and save the Grid. Bridges would reprise his role as Kevin for “Legacy” along with playing Kevin’s villainous program Clu.
So far, no writers or director has been talked about yet. “TRON: Legacy” producer Justin Springer will return to produce the reboot. No production or release has been set for the reboot of “TRON.”