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INTERVIEWS: Bridges, Hedlund and Sheen talk making TRON LEGACY

by Jim on December 15, 2010 · 0 comments

Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges and Garrett Hedlund in TRON LEGACY

@TronLegacy When the film Tron was originally released in 1982, it wasn’t exactly the type of hit that would rival Star Wars or other sci-fi franchises. However, despite not setting the box office on fire with huge grosses, the film has always had a strong cult fan base due to its ahead-of-its-time view of how computer technology would not only help us make movies but also become the subject of movies. So, nearly 30 years later and with an infinite amount of technological advances since the original, Tron Legacy is coming to theaters.

In the Disney film, helmed by first time director Joseph Kosinski, we meet Sam Flynn (played by Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious young man who is the son of the missing Kevin Flynn, who was the main character of the original film and played again here by Jeff Bridges. Kevin disappeared when Sam was young so when young Flynn has the chance to re-enter his father’s arcade game in hopes of finding him, he not only finds his father but a new world that he could either end up being trapped in forever or perish at the hands of the evildoers in the story.

“I had a lot of hesitation,” said Bridges about diving back into the Tron world for Tron Legacy where he’d play both Clu 2 (who, with the help of special effects, is still played by Bridges but altered to look like his 1982 self) and the present day Kevin Flynn. “I could see all the technology and everything but are they going to be able to pull it off?’ Once casting got underway, though, Bridges felt more confident. “Disney did a beautiful job of that. Casting, I think, is so important not only for the actors but the director…and they got Joe [Kosinski], who never directed a movie before! Can you imagine the pressure of that?”

Sexy Garrett Hedlund, who plays Sam, recalled having seen the original movie when he was a bit younger and just how much it wow’d him. “I watched Tron for the first time in 2003 actually. And it was when I was filming in Malta [and] I just watched on the balcony off of some guy’s laptop and I dug it. I think back then I was just really impressed with…CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

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