Nearly thirty years after the original, Disney unveiled “TRON Legacy” in 2010 which came about thanks to years of pushing from fans calling for it.
The film made an impressive $400 million worldwide, but its $170 million budget and mixed reviews, unfortunately, seemed to deem it not enough of a success. So, once again, the franchise is back on ice.
However not all hope is lost, and co-producer Justin Springer – out doing press for “Dumbo” this week – tells Slashfilm he thinks it’ll eventually get made once circumstances align:
“Look, I will never stop being interested in making a TRON movie. I love the opportunity to do it. It’s a title that never really goes away internally. There’s always people around the company who like it a whole lot. And so, we’ll see what happens. It would be great to get the opportunity to do it again.
It’s interesting – what I will say is that I think it continues to be relevant both in its ideas and also just the visual iconography of it. I think people are still are interested in it and it still feels contemporary to me. So it’s just about finding the right time, right script, and the right people at the studio saying ‘yes’. You know, just the usual.
Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, Bruce Boxleitner and Jeff Bridges all starred in the 2010 film which was directed by Joseph Kosinski (“Oblivion”).