'Tron 2' has its first two players
EmptyOlivia Wilde and Beau Garrett are the first to sign on for "Tron 2," the sequel to the 1982 Disney cult classic being directed by Joseph Kosinski.
Sean Bailey is producing along with Steven Lisberger, who co-wrote and directed the original film, and Jeff Silver.
The original, about a programmer thrust into a computer and forced to fight in the video games he helped create, is remembered for its sci-fi gladiator-style battles and groundbreaking special effects. Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner starred.
The new movie is acting as a "next chapter." Plot details are being guarded closely, but Wilde will play a worker in the virtual world who tries to help fight the villainous entity.
Garrett will play a siren in the virtual world.
The male lead has not been cast. "Tron 2" is eyeing a spring shoot. (partialdiff)