Last month, we learned that an animated Tron series starring
Frodo Baggins Elijah Wood was on the way.
Now, Tron: Legacy screenwriters Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis have revealed new details about the upcoming show.
Here's what Horowitz had to say about it:
"There's a 10-part micro series that will premiere next summer that Eddie and I wrote. And we've also worked on a couple of episodes with the series itself. We've hired an incredible team; we've got a guy running the show named Charlie Bean who is an amazing director."
Here's Horowitz on whether or not the show will follow the movie's continuity:
"Absolutely. And we're treating it very seriously. This animated show will take place from when Flynn is in a safe house. It's from when Clu takes over the grid to before when Sam comes in. So if you were wondering what was the grid like before that, then watch the show."
Looks like they'll be bridging the gaps between the original Tron and Tron: Legacy with this series. Very cool.
Here's Horowitz on the voice cast for the show:
"Bruce Boxleitner is in it, Elijah Wood, Linda Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen. I mean, we've got a really cool group of actors."
And here's more on potential Tron storylines from Horowitz:
"To give you an example of how we approached storytelling sometimes is like when you're in the End of Line club, when we first meet Castor and he's being berated by one of the patrons saying, ‘I want an audience with Zuse.' His name is Bartik, and there's an entire back story we have for him. The guy with him, his name is Hopper, there's a whole thing between the two of them, what they are doing in there, and how they got there. It's like over the years of developing this movie, we developed all these mythologies and all these back stories and all little tangential things.
Did we have time to do the Bartik story? No. But now maybe the Bartik story is in the animated series —you know, he's got a huge scar on his face. I want to know how he got that scar. We couldn't sit down and write that there's a guy with a scar on his face without knowing what the scar was. So we hope it adds to the depth of the movie. Our intention is to try and make something that is more than just, let's go get something. We treat TRON very, very seriously and as writers we try to have a reason and a world for everything and not all of it gets to be shown because in this particular movie, we only had two hours. [So] hopefully it fills in the blanks in and in a fun way and an intriguing way."
Wow. Sounds like they're putting a lot of care into this series.
Guess we'll see how this plays out, but it def helps to know that the Tron: Legacy writers are also involved in this series.
[Images via WENN & DISNEY.]
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