Driector Joseph Kosinski Talks Tron Legacy

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We won't be seeing Tron Legacy in theaters until December, and director Joseph Kosinski recently talked to MTV about why this is.

First Image from Tron Legacy

"I'm about two and a half years in on this, with about another year still to go. We still have a tremendous amount of work still to do, because there are a lot of visual effects on a movie like this, and we're also doing it in 3-D, which doubles up everything."

"Our approach is not like "Avatar," which I think is 3-D from the first shot to the last. Ours is sort of a "Wizard of Oz" approach. Ninety-eight percent of the 3-D is in the world of "Tron." The 3-D really starts once we get into the Tron world"

Kosinski did note that Tron Legacy used a newer version of the virtual camera system developed for Cameron's Avatar to capture performances in the digital realm, and that the Comic-Con teaser footage, while exceptionally cool, will not appear in the film.

"The teaser, at least tonally, represented the direction I wanted to take it. That sequence actually doesn't appear in our film at all. It represents a period of time before our film begins. We were able to refine the design of the light cycles, the characters, the world and kind of flesh it out to a much higher level of detail than we were able to do for the test," Kosinski said.

"What we're going to see in the film will feel a lot more photorealistic. They did that test with eight or 10 people in a matter of months. We have thousands of people working on the film. It's a whole different scale."

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Tron Legacy Quotes

Sam Flynn: Dad?
Kevin Flynn: Sam.
Sam Flynn: Long time.
Kevin Flynn: You have no idea.

runaway: You won, OK? This is just a *game!*
Clu: Not any more.
[kills the runaway]

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