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If you follow my Twitter or my blog, you know how much I turn into a little fan girl when it comes to ‘TRON: Legacy’. So after almost one year since the release of the film in theatres, Sideshow Collectibles and Quantum Creation FX is rolling out a 1:4 scale maquette statue of my favorite character from the film, Rinzler!

In partnership with Quantum Creation FX, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present from ‘TRON: Legacy’ the Rinzler Maquette. Capturing the masked enforcer of The Grid, each piece is individually painted and finished, with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. Presented in approximately 1:4 Scale and featuring LED light-up suit, base, and identity disks, the Rinzler Maquette is the perfect addition to any collection.

Rinzler will be out in the first quarter of 2012 and will cost you a little over 300 bucks. Is that expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? Fuck yes. Now, please excuse me as I have to go and change my pants. I got a bit too excited.

Where to buy: Sideshow Collectibles

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Hubba hubba hubba… ‘TRON: Legacy’ featured some mind-blowing and sexy costumes and now thanks to Artifice Clothing out of Toronto, Canada, you can bring a little of the GRID to your home or the bedroom. Whats cool about these PVC ensembles has to be that the light strips “charges” when exposed to bright lights. These might not exactly be something that came out of TRON, but you get the picture. As if film authenticism really mattered… ya pervs. You can check out Artifice Clothing’s cool collection of handmade clothes in their Etsy shop!

Hit the jump and check out more pix of Artifice’s sexy ‘TRON’ inspired outfit!

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It’s Olivia Wilde. She is dear in my heart. I would watch pretty much anything and everything she is in. I loved her in ‘House M.D.’, ‘TRON: Legacy’, and I am pretty sure she will be awesome in Jon Favreau’s ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ as well. So until we see her again on the big screen, go ahead enjoy Olivia Wilde’s new spread in the June 2011 issue of GQ. She is quite stunning.

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OOOHHHHHH FFFUUUUCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKK YYYEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH! Someone (no one has stepped forward and accepted credit for it yet) made an awesome fan-made trailer for a fake sequel to ‘TRON: Legacy’ titled ‘TRON: Destiny’. I don’t want to write about it and ruin it with my words. Just hit the jump and watch it. You just might need a spare change of underwear from the sheer awesomeness of the trailer though. Enjoy.

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Let’s face it. Even though ‘TRON: Legacy’ racked in $400 million worldwide (not counting DVD/Blu-Ray sales), Disney isn’t jumping up and down and skipping all the way to the bank. With an estimated production of $170 million and a rumored $150+ million in marketing, TRON: Legacy while made made a lot in the box office, didn’t turn a large profit. Even though that is the case, TRON: Legacy and first time director, Joseph Kosinski broke some records. Kosinski is now the highest grossing first time director of a live-action film (beating out J.J. Abram’s $397.5 million take on ‘Mission Impossible III’. Even though its not a huge feat, Disney believes that Kosinski and TRON: Legacy has created the building blocks into making a new movie franchise for Disney similar to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.

For a franchise that was idle since 1982, TRON: Legacy out performed other movie franchises first pictures such as Christopher Nolan’s ‘Batman Begins’ ($337 million), J.J. Abram’s ‘Star Trek’ ($386 million), and 20th Century Fox’s ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ ($373 million). TRON: Legacy also gave birth to a new interest in the franchise for all demographics and was able to capitalize on the popularity with apparel, toys, character goods, etc. Even the soundtrack saw some success. The soundtrack created by the infamous duo, Daft Punk was received with praise by critics and sold over 615,000 copies worldwide with more “remix” albums to come in the future. TRON: Legacy also brought forth “ElecTRONica” attraction in Disney California Adventures theme park and even a TRON: Legacy roller coaster in the new Disney theme park being built in Shanghai, China.

Now with the brand set and recognized worldwide, Deadline is reporting that Disney is working on the treatment/script for ‘TRON 3′ (or ‘TR3N’ as the cool kids call it these days). It is reported that Kosinski is currently working on a possible sequel alongside Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz who wrote TRON: Legacy. It is already well known that Legacy left open-ended plot points that can serve as a lead in to a sequel. However, with Legacy under performing in the box office, Disney may re-strategize what they are willing to fork over for production and marketing. It wouldn’t be surprising if Disney decides to take less of a financial risk on the film even though they are sitting on a mountain of cash from what they made on Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 3′ ($1.06 billion) and Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ ($1.03 billion). Even with a script and the go ahead from the studio, it is also the question of whether Kosinski will be available to helm the sequel. Kosinski is already up to direct a remake of ‘Black Hole’ for Disney (with Travis Beacham attached to write) and also ‘Oblivion’ (rumored to have the interest of Tom Cruise) which Kosinski is shopping around to different studios.

Considering a lot of people said that Legacy was set to bomb in the box office and that Disney will be losing money hand-over-foot on the reboot, I do think that Disney, Kosinski, and the TRON franchise did come out on top. Even though it received mediocre reviews, I have a huge fan of the film and thought that Kosinski’s vision was unique and a breathe of fresh air compared to everything else that has been coming out of Hollywood lately. I enjoyed the movie immensely and though the movie feature some of the 3D I have ever seen. Maybe my opinion is bias, but I do think there are opportunities for Disney to grow the TRON franchise even more and I do think it does deserves at least one more film. At least give the fans some closure and a clear ending to the story about the “house that Flynn built”.

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29 March 2011 Eric Kwun | Posted in: geektube

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There has been a lot of talk about the possible sequel (dubbed TR3N) to Disney’s ‘TRON: Legacy’ and what it may be about. We already got a glimpse of a special feature in the TRON: Legacy DVD/Blu-Ray release titled “TRON: The Next Day” which kind of explains what happens the day after Sam Flynn returns to the real world after escaping the “Grid”. Now, there seems that it was just the beginning and we are introduced to a host of other “Flynn Lives” featurettes that will be available on special features. “Next Day” will include a collection of various never-before-seen footage of news interviews, television commercials, recorded audio, etc. that pertains to Kevin Flynn, ENCOM, and the “Flynn Lives” movement. From the looks of the special footage, it almost seems like Disney is attempting to lay the ground works for a possible sequel that will take place after “Legacy”. It’s really hard to determine what exactly the sequel can be about considering there can only be a true sequel only if Sam Flynn decides to go back to the Grid. Until there is official word about it, all we can do is enjoy the extras and get better acquainted with the “Flynn Lives” phenomenon.

Hit the jump and check out “Part 1-7″ of ‘TRON: The Next Day’

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If you have been following my Twitter or my blog over the last year, you know how crazy I got when it came to ‘TRON: Legacy’ news. I was like a little school girl at an Justin Bieber concert. Well, I thought it was over and behind me when I saw it on opening day (which I loved), but I was wrong. TRON: Legacy is suppose to release on DVD and Blu-Ray on April 5th and it is suppose to feature an array of cool bonuses. Well, one of these features leaked online and the net is rampant with rumors. Titled, ‘TRON: The Next Day’, it is a ten minute short that bridges the gap between ‘TRON’ and TRON: Legacy as well as insight on what happens after Sam Flynn returns from “The GRID”. Considering Legacy racked in near $400 million worldwide (not much if you consider the movie cost $170 million to make and rumored that Disney spent over $150 million in marketing), it was safe to consider that a sequel to Legacy might be on the table. Even though the movie didn’t make a large amount of money in the theatre, if you considered merchandise sales, theme park attractions, etc. Disney still made a lot of dough on this movie. With the leak of TRON: The Next Day, is it possible that this is more than a feature on the DVD/Blu-Ray, but actually a teaser at TR3N? What do you think? I certainly hope so.

Hit the jump to check out ‘TRON: The Next Day’

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