Dust off your lightcycle, because it looks like Disney is set to return to the Grid by finally moving ahead with Tron 3.
Vancity Buzz (via IGN) reports that Disney has greenlit a sequel to 2010's Tron: Legacy, with filming set to begin October 5, 2015 in Vancouver. Better yet, Bad Ass Digest reports that Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski will be returning for the new film as well.
The only cast member currently confirmed for the project is Garrett Hedlund. Hedlund played Sam Flynn in Tron: Legacy, the son of Jeff Bridges' Kevin Flynn character from the original 1982 Tron film. While Hedlund is definitely board, it seems safe to assume that Olivia Wilde will reprise her role as the digital-person Quorra as well. Bruce Boxleitner is also a sure bet, as his Alan Bradley character and his Tron program is kind of the the glue that holds the entire series together.
Tron: Legacy didn't make a huge impact stateside but it did perform well overseas, an increasingly important factor for a potential film franchise. The film went on to make more than $400 million worldwide on a $170 million budget. Rumors about a third film in the series have been swirling since Legacy's release, with Boxleitner saying more than four years ago that another film was "a done deal." It looks like Boxleitner spoke true, even if it did take a while for the film to be officially greenlit.
A new film isn't the only Tron project in the works either. Film composer Giorgio Moroder, whose work includes composing the score for Scarface as well as Grand Theft Auto III, recently revealed in an interview that he and dub-step icon Skrillex were working on a soundtrack for a new Tron game together.
"I'm going to meet Skrillex next week when I'm back," Moroder says. "I'm doing the music for a game for Disney's Tron. We have about five themes, electronic stuff and let's see if he's interested in remixing or re-working one of the songs."
Whether for a game or a film, Tron's soundtrack is nearly as important as its story and visuals. Daft Punk knocked the ball out of the park with the score for Tron: Legacy, so let's hope the electric French duo will return for Tron 3.