New Player On The Grid As ‘Tron: Legacy’ Sequel Gets New Writer

Posted Friday, December 7th, 2012 12:21 pm GMT -5 by

After a few years of lying dormant, it is game on once again for ‘Tron 3’. The follow-up to the 2010 ‘Tron: Legacy’ starring Garrett Hedlund and Jeff Bridges is finally back on track after new Disney Studios head Alan Horn deemed the project to be a new priority. As part of this renewed push towards the big screen, a new writer has been hired to write a new draft of the script.

According to Heat Vision, Jesse Wigutow, who worked on ‘Eragon’ and the ‘Crow’ remake, will be writing the latest version of the next chapter in the Tron franchise. In addition to that, he’s currently working with Disney already on the adaptation of ‘Peter and the Starcatchers’ and ‘Parallel’. Wigutow will pick up where David DiGilio’s last draft left off. Director Joe Kosinski, who is currently working on post-production for ‘Oblivion’ starring Tom Cruise, is also slated to return to the director’s seat for next installment.

Though for a while there it didn’t seem like the studio would move forward with the franchise, the film grossed around $400 million worldwide, so from a business standpoint, that’s an adequate amount of money to warrant a sequel. From a story standpoint, while ‘Tron: Legacy’ may not have been the best movie, the third ‘Tron’ film definitely has some potential to be awesome if the cards are played right. After all, ‘Tron Uprising’ on Disney XD seems to be pretty popular in some circles, and the original ‘Tron’ is beloved as well, so good stories are contained within this universe. Hopefully this new writer can bring one out and deliver it to the silver screen.

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