Jeff Bridges Sounds Like an Old Man When Talking Tron 2
/Film turned me on to two Tron 2-related tidbits (or “Tr2n,” if you absolutely must call it that). The big news is that it’s being filmed in 3D, which sounds absolutely awesome. The other is a lengthy quote that Bridges gave the Guardian last week, while discussing the movie:
[TRON 2 is] another unique, wild experience that was too good to turn down. Engaging in that world again feels just like it did all that time ago. Basically, I?m still a child, I love being childlike, and here was another chance to play with these crazy toys. And the cutting-edge technology makes it exciting. Doing the teaser trailer for Comic-Con, I had my first experience of motion capture. And that?s turning the industry on its head. It?s amazing being part of 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.
“Back in my day, computers were the size of TVs! Pixels were the size of your thumb! I had to push my lightcycle around to make it look like it was moving! And we actually had to construct a giant David Warner for the fight scene at the end, and Boxleitner just pelted him with frisbees all day!” Ah, I jest. Yes, Bridges sounds a bit old, but he’s still super cool. So many actors of Bridges’ stature would refuse to return to do a sequel to a goofy movie like Tron, but he’s obviously cool with it. And Tron 2 will be about a million times better for it.