"It won't be a sequel like 'Tron,'" he explained. "This one will be a reimagining. For me, it would be taking ideas and iconic elements that struck me as timeless and cool and preserving them while weaving a new story around them that's a little more '2001.'" Among the elements Kosinski intends to keep are the red robot, the gnarly death of Cygnus' top dog Dr. Alex Durant (played originally by Anthony Perkins) and the design of the ship....reveals Joseph in THIS discussion with MTV, which goes on to site Kosinski's thoughts on said "ship".
"The design of the Cygnus ship is one of the most iconic spaceships ever put to film."Now, the Asshole Geek in me is compelled to point out that Anthony Perkins' Alex Durant character was not "Cygnus' top dog" as indicated by MTV - he was actually part of (the leader of?) Palomino expedition who discovers & boards the long-missing Cygnus early in the film. I'm such a dork. Lest you forget his Cuisinartish demmise, it can be seen (starting at approx. 1:25) in THIS clip. I hope the "reimagining" retains something of the original's title sequence, which I always thought was a pretty damn groovy opening.