“Tron”, Disney’s cult slice of futurism (circa ’82) not only acted as a barometer of true geekiness but popularized a visual style that is replicated even today. Look to the shitty animated GIF’s of the next shitty bedroom producer that friend requests you on Myspace and chances are they ripped off something they saw on Tron. Now website Upcoming Film Scores reports that the ultimate bedroom producers Daft Punk will score the much anticipated sequel – Tron 2.0. Hell yeah computer rule!
Upcoming Film Scores report: French electronica duo Daft Punk has been signed to write the original music score for Tron 2.0, Walt Disney’s upcoming sequel to the groundbreaking 1982 animation cult hit which was scored by electronic music icon Wendy Carlos. Daft Punk’s members Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have been involved in various films before, but Tron 2.0 will be their first complete feature film score. The film, scheduled for a 2011 release, is helmed by Joseph Kosinski and will feature Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett. According to industry news reports, Tron 2.0 will play as the “next chapter” after the first film, with Wilde starring as one of the heroes trying to help fighting the Master Control Program, the evil intelligence protocol that was the nemesis in the 1982 film. The assignment of Daft Punk to score Tron 2.0 has been confirmed to Upcoming Film Scores by Walt Disney Pictures.