The Grid giveth and the Grid taketh away. Things were looking up so high for TRON 3, its cast was coming together, a director was onboard, and a start date was set with studio space booked in Vancouver, the stage that hosted TRON: Legacy. Joseph Kosinski was going to direct, Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund were going to reprise their Legacy roles, and with a little bit of good luck, Daft Punk was going to lay down some funky beats for the soundtrack. But no, just as quickly as TRON 3 became a thing, it’s now not a thing, and instead Disney will put its efforts into something probably either Star Wars or Marvel related. So what happened? (more…)
Word is that Garrett Hedlund is all set to come back in the Tron: Legacy sequel (Tron 3 technically) as Sam Flynn. Last week Disney brought screenwriter Jesse Wigutow on board to handle the rewrite chores. Hedlund, when pressed by NextMovie, said:
“Yeah. Are we gonna break this now? Disney’s very excited,” he said of the project. “That’s about that. You know, yeah, I’m very excited, Disney’s very excited.”
Are you excited too? Tron: Legacy wasn’t a bad film, but it just didn’t capture the originals feel for me. Yes, I did see the original in the theater when it came out. I am that frackin’ old.
There’s no official word or even shakey rumor about the film’s plot or story line, but there’s sure to be mayhem in the digital realm. Joseph Kosinski is back to direct with principle photography to start sometime in 2014.
Via: Next Movie
Okay. Sigh. I’m going to do my best to just report this because I have so much built up rage about the blatant white-washing occurring with this production I can’t even politely talk about it without flippin’ the fuck out. It’s a whole other issue with much rage and cussing about why Hollywood even needs to adapt Akira in the first place. But, anyway, here’s the latest in a huge list of fuck ups.
Rumors are flying, and apparently they’re pretty sound rumors at that, of Garret Hedlund being offered the role of Kaneda in Warner Bros. remake. It seems Hedlund is director Jaume Collet-Serra‘s choice and the big WB agrees, now a formal offer for the part has been sent.
Hedlund’s biggest role up until now has been as Sam Flynn in Tron: Legacy; a film, admittedly with problems but still enjoyable. Sadly, I don’t think Hedlund was an enjoyable part of Legacy, he didn’t suck, he was just bland. He didn’t spark in cyberspace like the Dude…sorry, Jeff Bridges did. Hearing he is the actor being sought for Kaneda isn’t very comforting.
Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham-Carter have also been offered roles in the film, clearly indicating they are seeking big names to flush out the cast. Also, white actors. Not an Asian in sight. Sigh.
What are you guys thinking about this Akira remake?