Hey folks, Harry here. I love TRON. It's a primal film. It was the movie that made me fall in love with computers. It made me dream about what they could be. I've long dreamt of having that desk system of David Warners. I just think it's the coolest thing around.
I bought a scope 16mm print of the original, and it is still one of my happiest movies to watch. After the TRON video game did well, the word was that Lisberger was going to get to do his long awaited TRON sequel. Well now, it seems that they've taken the project and put it into the hands of Brian Klugman & Lee Sternthal. Here's an excerpt from the Variety article:
"Sternthal said the new conceit is that the computer programmer gets trapped in a cyberworld, so that the film can utilize the Internet."
Ah, because... ya see... um, the internet didn't exist during the original TRON. Remember, back then, the MCP had to hire thugs to kidnap the actual Pentagon computers and bring them to directly hook up via hard-wiring. I mean... sigh... Lisberger is a visionary and an artist that envisioned the future of what computers would be. These guys, their only qualifications were that they plunked a lot of quarters into the stand up version of the video game... I just don't have faith in them. Oh sure, let them do their thing, but I'm watching this project with a high degree of... "THEY BETTER NOT FUCK IT UP!" and the genuine feeling that the original filmmaker and creator of the TRON universe had compelling and wonderful ideas and directions that he was wishing to take this into, that would again be visionary, and having it just be REGURGITATED by people that apparently think the internet is a recent thing that ... wasn't around at the time of the original film... well... that's just 'tarded as hell and shows a complete and utter lack of knowledge about the history of computers, the internet and how systems work. And if that's the case, they sure as hell need to back the fuck off TRON!