We have been following the development of TRON 2 in the Mediasaurs forums since July 2008.
A lot of things have been brought to the table. The initial point was a strong one, from MEDIASAURUSREX:
Why would they touch this? Disney is grasping for straws I guess. Witch Mountain? If they decide to load up THE BLACK HOLE 2 I will shoot myself in the face and load it up on youtube.
LOCKNLOAD responded with a voice of reason:
I think Tron could be loaded if done right. As long as they don't blow it like Bay did with Transformers. Transformers was a financial success but ended up empty. The original Matrix was done right and if they can capture that in the remake it will be fully loaded.
What has happened since that point is a constant takedown of the Internet to find the latest information and links.
The October 6 2008 interview with Jeff Bridges was posted, where he said that "..."when we made Tron there was no internet, no cellphones. But now we have motion capture, so I think we'll get a far more successful version of the story, which is someone literally getting sucked into a video game. When we did King Kong in the 70s, one minute you'd have a shot of Rick Baker in this big suit and then you'd cut to this 80ft stiff model, and they looked nothing alike. Compare to that Peter Jackson's King Kong the technology is there and they did a wonderful job. I thought they created a beautiful Kong. So I hope that'll be the same for Tron."
In this process we posted links from Aint It Cool and Cinemablend to get our bearings on the subject. We also brainstormed names for the sequel:
Tron: Kill Screen
tron2: dead or alive
tron2: game over
tron2: the end is near
Tron Strikes Back
TRON 2: COIN DETECTED ON POCKET
ROBO-2-TRON: The amputee story
TRICKY TRON 2 AND FAST FROGGER GET AWAY.
TRON TRL. THE MTV SIDE OF THINGS.
TRON 2 THE CYBER SLAYINGS: Last quarter, last man and low of fuel
LIGHT SABRES VS LIGHT CYCLES: THE TRON 2 SHOWDOWN
PAC-TRON (2 birds with one stone...because that Pac Man movie is coming).
TRON INSIDE: THE INTEL TAKEDOWN
But underneath all of the bluster, the information kept on coming.
If you click through the above links, you will stumble across some hype for FLYNN'S ARCADE and some news about Flynn (Jeff Bridges).
Genius, Visionary, Modern Hero. That is Kevin Flynn. He came into our lives and showed us the limitless possibilities of the future. And then, all of a sudden, he "disappeared." Some people believed he died. We don't. We know that Kevin Flynn Lives. We're not crazy, we're not obssessed, we're not lunatics. We simply have followed the facts wherever they lead. And the facts tell us that Kevin Flynn Lives. We are here for Kevin. Nobody can make us stop believing that he is out there, that he's waiting for us, and that he will return when the time is right.
We are not done with our TRON 2 takedown. Be sure to check back with our TRON 2 thread regularly to be kept in the loop.