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Olivia Wilde Talks TRON 3 Story Details, Confirms Fall Production Start

Posted on 20 April 2015 by Rich Drees

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While I may have had some issues with 2010’s Tron: Legacy, one of the things that intrigued me was its ending, which featured a program from the virtual world inside a computer system making her way to the physical world we know and inhabit. It hinted at some interesting story possibilities to come for a potential sequel, though for a while it seemed as if that sequel might never come.

But with the news that a third Tron film will begin filming later this fall, it looks as if that story potential will finally be realized. And that was confirmed by Tron: Legacy co-star Olivia Wilde.

Speaking with Collider at the Tribeca Film Festival, Wilde stated that she has read a script for the film and that it will pick up her character Quorra entering and exploring the world outside of the computer world she came from.

I love this character of Quorra so much and I’ve built her with Joe Kosinski and we took her such a long way from what was written to what we made. I mean, I fought for her to be this kind of androgynous child and that’s so not what you typically see in these movies, so I’m so grateful that the producers let me play with her and make her this strange little being. And I’m really excited to see what happens to that character when put into the real world. I think it’s an interesting concept. I’m fascinated by all discussions of AI, and especially now today and now with virtual reality becoming something that’s like a personal device, I think it’s the time to tell this story.

Wilde also explained that the delay in getting the threequel into production was entirely due to making sure that the story they would be telling was the way that they wanted it.

The delay has only ever been story, finding the right story. It hasn’t been anything else. There’s never been a time where we wanted to go and then schedules got in the way. It’s only been like, ‘That’s not the right story.’ So, in the past year, the right story kind of came together and we felt, ‘Oh, this actually – this might be the right one to tell.’ And, you know, there’s still a lot to be done before it could actually happen, but the fact that there’s a goal of this year to start is really exciting.

Meanwhile, Disney has yet to officially confirm that Tron 3 is going forward.

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New Releases: March 15, 2013

Posted on 15 March 2013 by William Gatevackes

The-Incredible-Burt-Wonderstone-Poster5 1. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (Warner Brothers, 3,160 Theaters, 100 Minutes, Rated PG-13): I want to want to see this film, but there are nagging doubts that want me to go completely gaga over it. The plot involves a Siegfried and Roy type of act consisting of Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) who ruled the Vegas Strip until an trick went wrong and caused the team to separate. Wonderstone had some success on his own, until a Criss Angel/David Blaine like street magician named Steve Grey (Jim Carrey) arrives on the scne. Grey’s edgy magic is a big draw, and he begins stealing audiences away from Burt. Now, Burt is forced to combat this new competition with his assistant Jane (Olivia Wilde), his mentor Rance Holloway (Alan Arkin) and Anton, if Burt can convince him to come back.

Carell and Carrey (sharing the big screen for the third time, if you count their voice work in Horton Hears a Who) can be good in these roles. Buscemi, Arkin and James Gandolfini (who plays a casino owner) are always solid. And there is lots to be mined from the old champion trying to fight off the young up and comer plot.

However, even though he’s getting good reviews, I think Carrey’s part should have gone to a younger actor. He’s the same age as Carell, so the young up and comer aspect is pretty much lost. And really, let’s be honest, if the tiger didn’t get hungry, Siegfried and Roy would still be performing today. Vegas is still home to a number of similar illusionists, and burlesque shows, and aging pop stars, and hypnotists and…well, let’s just say the main conceit of Carrey’s character stealing Carell’s audience just doesn’t work for me.

The-Call-poster-535x7922. The Call (TriStar, 2,507 Theaters, 95 Minutes, Rated R): For the second weekend in a row, we have a film produced by WWE Studios. One starring Academy Award-winner Halle Berry and Academy Award-nominee Abigail Breslin no less.

Berry plays a 911 operator who is still haunted by the part she played in a serial killer’s murder of a young woman. Years later, she helps out on the call of another woman only to find it’s the same serial killer at play. Now she gets a second chance to save a girl’s life. Will she succeed?

It must be a week for plots I find implausible. Having the same 911 operator be involved with calls involving the same serial killer  would only work if the the killer was one of the most prolific in the last century. The trailer says he’s not. But having Berry travel to the crime scene? That is nigh impossible.

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TR2N Starts Getting Some Cast, But Will We See Them In 3D?

Posted on 17 December 2008 by Rich Drees

Olivia WildeFor years, the thought of a sequel to the 1982 cult classic TRON was something that kept geeks warm on cold winter nights. Now that the project is finally going ahead, the thought of the first two new cast members for the film will also do the same.

Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett, who previously shared the screen together in the horror flick Touristas, have been hired for TR2N. Both actresses will play denizerns of the cyberspace reality that exists inside a computer. The Hollywood Reporter states that Wilde “will play a worker in the virtual world who tries to help fight Master Control Program, the villainous intelligence protocol that was the nemesis in the original film,” while Garrett has been cast as “a siren in the virtual world.”Beau Garrett

Jeff Bridges, star of the original TRON, has already signed for the sequel.

Interestingly, the Reporter‘s story refers to the film as TRON 2, not the more commonly used TR2N or even the recently mentioned TRZ, which was floated at the beginning of the month by Production Weekly.

Meanwhile, AintItCoolNews has an interesting report from an annonymous source that no matter what they call the film, audiences will be getting to see it in 3D, with the promise that “we are going to get a first person view from inside of a light cycle in the film.”

The 3D process is certainly being used by a lot of upcoming films. Much like the concerns I have raised about the increasing use of the IMAX process, I can only hope that the use of 3D in a film will be the help enhance the storytelling and not as just a cheap gimmick. Still, my geek heart beats a little faster at the thought of a 3D, first-person view of a light cycle race!

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