The plot for the potential sequel to Tron Legacy has been revealed and, if we’re being honest, it sounds a hell of a lot like the plot to a pretty unpopular Adam Sandler movie from not too long ago.
Joseph Kosinski, the man potentially lined up for the latest instalment in the Disney owned franchise, leaked details of the plot during an appearance at a screening of Tron: Legacy.
Kosinski, who directed Tron: Legacy, told Collider all about the proposed film which was set to be titled Tron Ascension.
Around 80 per cent of the script had been written for the film before plans were put on hold after Disney purchased Marvel and Lucasfilm.
Despite this, Kosinki insists the project is not dead, though it does bear a striking resemblance to another, deeply unpopular movie.
“What I’m excited about is the concept, which is an invasion movie from inside the machine coming out as opposed to one we’ve usually seen. So we hinted at that at the end of Legacy with Quorra coming out, but the idea for Ascension was a movie that was, the first act was in the real world, the second act was in the world of TRON, or multiple worlds of TRON, and the third act was totally in the real world.
“And I think that really opens up, blows open the concept of TRON in a way that would be thrilling to see on screen. But there’s also a really interesting character study in Quorra and a “Stranger in a Strange Land,” trying to figure out where she belongs having lived in the real world for a few years, and where does she fit in.”
Now that may sound all well and good to some Tron fans but, to us here at loaded it sounds a hell of a lot like the Adam Sandler’s Pixels.
Remember? The so-called “comedy” that was universally despised by critics, scoring a 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, tells the story of how a group of avid gamers, led by Sandler, must fight off an invasion of characters from popular computer games.
Alright, granted it’s not exactly the same, but there are enough similarities to make us concerned.
More importantly, one of the main reasons Tron was cool in the first place was because of those eye-catching scenes in The Grid.
A movie focusing on life away from the Grid? We’d rather see Pixels 2.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.