New Tron: Legacy Concept Art Reveals Futuristic Cityscapes and More
Posted 05.11.10 by BrentJS
Even though it predates the short story by Bruce Bethke that first coined the term by a year, the original Tron definitely fits into the "cyberpunk" sub-genre of sci-fi that has spawned such modern classics as Akira and The Matrix trilogy. While many casual viewers associate Tron with shiny costumes and clunky video game graphics, fans of cyberpunk are able to see the anti-corporate message and hacker-as-hero mentality at the heart of the movie, themes which are also clearly present in the sequel, director Joseph Kosinski's Tron: Legacy. Unlike in the original movie, Tron: Legacy takes place in a darker, more dystopian cyber-cityscape that more closely reflects the characteristic cyberpunk setting, as evidenced by the recent batch of new images and concept art from the movie.
From the onset, Disney's Tron: Legacy viral campaign—which is itself a very cyberpunk way to market the movie—has used the underground group "Flynn Lives" to distribute new promotional materials for the movie. Rather than simply sending out a press release or allowing news sites to pull images from their secure ftp, Disney has planted tons of Tron: Legacy materials inside hidden web-sites, secret forums and online games. A large number of drawings, schematics and concept art was recently discovered hidden within posts and threads on the FlynnLives.com message boards and the Space Paranoids online game and now even more new images have surfaced. In addition to new images of the orange and blue Light Cycles and more 3-D models and schematics, several incredible images of the cyber city that serves as the backdrop of the new movie have been revealed for the first time.
Tron: Legacy stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen and John Hurt.
Next Showing: Tron: Legacy
opens December 17