|DaveTRON Wrote:I should add that as I left Buena Vista Games, there was a game in development called TRON 3.0. |
i knew there was a gaping wide hole in the storyline begging for a sequel.
This is what kills me: I have found that, in many cases with media of many types (books, movies, games, whatever), an author will leave gaps in the story that will slightly hint towards a sequel. Later, for some reason, the high mucky-mucks file it in the round bin. Rather unfortunate, too, because there are fans to be had, who will gladly pay.
This is another thing that gets me: Disney SHOULD HAVE made Tron 2.0 a movie. Using the game concept as a "test market" just isn't a good idea. Look at Hollywood's history of movies based on games--stinky. Let's face it. Mortal Kombat was horrible, not to mention Super Mario Brothers, Street Fighter, and who knows what else. I never went to see Final Fantasy, though it looked interesting. In addition, not everyone has a PC at home, let alone a Mac. That is projecting revenue based on a limited audience, with the presupposition that "geek" types would be into it. Tron was not promoted amongst a scene of geek types, people from many walks of life who didn't know much about computers got into it, because the fantasy of the world of Tron captivated them. I think, if a sequel is not released, it will cheat this generation from what we were able to enjoy. Yeah, it's just a movie, I know. But at that point in history, it was ahead of its time. This is where I find fantasy finds it's place in society: telling a story of a world beyond words, outside of time, separate from the mundane reality of day to day dullery, calling us beyond ourselves to become greater. Fantasy gives us a sense of hope of something better. There has to be a world that is like that (I'm starting to sound a little religious, but religion was very closely linked to the Tron story, was it not? Personally, I believe a world exists beyond our own imaginations--not the Tron world, sillies.).
JRR Tolkien's stories weren't exactly readily accepted, but look at what we have now! Now we can read his notes! That world has greatly expanded, probably more than Tolkien would have imagined. I'll stop.