|Avi Wrote:Worst case scenario:
The entire movie takes place in the REAL WORLD!
Maybe your hitting on a idea, bring out the programs for 1/2 the story. But it's probably already here in the forum somewhere...
Back in the 80's people were generally WAY more ignorant about what a computer could/could not do than today, so they're going to have to add some meat to it to make it plausable as to how programs can have a life of their own, and how we (and they?) get in/out of a system. I don't think a laser digitizer is going to fly anymore, but you probably don't want to do a matrix either. But given it'll be PG they can probably get away with a method that young people might buy & spark their imagination, and older folks teeter on the possibility.
I think the environmental visuals don't have to be "blocky" or coarsely geometric anymore either, you can make really great looking fully rendered geometric worlds that would be very modern (not smooth & "realistic") and represent the advance in today's technology. Loaded with math art - even use fractal landscapes...
Hope it goes for the sake of younger kids. I don't think it will be a flop if done contemporarily, since everyone is "wired-in" to computers these days compared to then, therefore everyone could relate to something in the movie, be it work, video games, computer dating, chat, torrents.
If the movie refers to the prior Tron, I think because of the dramatic update it should only hint upon it (for the sake of the original fans), standing alone as a movie. I wouldn't call it Tron 2 either, if Tron isn't in it, and to make it sound like a concept revolutionized.
Then again, maybe they should hand it off and do a heavy R-rated war flick?? jk