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‘Tron: Legacy’ Sequel Inches Forward

Disney wasn't exactly blown away by the box-office grand total for Tron: Legacy, a film it devoted incredible amounts of marketing dollars to throughout all of 2010. Although Disney and director Joseph Kosinski expressed interest in a sequel, there was no rush; the film made a solid $400 million worldwide.

Now, the film is moving into development with Jesse Wigutow in negotiations to do a rewrite of the script initially written by David DiGilio. The Hollywood Reporter says new Disney Studios head Alan Horn is said to be a bit of a driving force behind the film, which is currently being referred to as Tron 3.

We don't know any plot details, but Kosinski has said in the past it will take place directly after the events of Legacy, which saw Sam (Garrett Hedlund) and Quorra (Olivia Wilde) in the real world, and it would more heavily involve Cillian Murphy's character, Ed Dillinger.

Wigutow has been working a lot with Disney lately, including the studio's upcoming adaptation of Peter and the Starcatchers (which Gary Ross of The Hunger Games will direct) and a film called Parallel. he did work on Eragon as well as Relativity Media's remake of The Crow.

There's no timetable on Tron 3. Disney must like how the film has aged on DVD/Blu-ray and television, and perhaps feels more confident in the Tron brand thanks to the new animated show Tron: Uprising.


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