Walt Disney’s TRON: LEGACY opening in IMAX 3D on December 17th is not only another break-through in film making, it’s a film made by many first-timers in an out-of-the-box, non-conventional, non-“Hollywood” kind of way.
Directed by a first-time film director, Joseph Kosinski, whose background is architecture he brought-in a team of some fellow first-timers. “Lost” show writers Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, as well as Vehicle Concept Designer, Daniel Simon who designed the Light Cycle for the movie, had also never worked on a film. Simon commented that he’s accustomed to designing cars, sometimes twenty at a time that may never make it to implementation, while with TRON LEGACY he knew that the Light Cycle would be a car that would definitely be developed.
Co-producer, Justin Springer stated, “Because of Joe’s background, he (Kosinski) brought people in from all disciplines. Car designers from around the world as well as architects, engineers – without thinking about how do we do it in the movie business”.
Watch the TRON: LEGACY team’s video interviews below:
The key ingredient for the team was to make a movie that could stand-alone. Writer Edward Kitsis said, “The inspiration was we wrote this like fans. We wanted to design a movie that would stand alone. You wouldn’t have to see the original to appreciate this one.” He also added, “We (himself and Adam Horowitz) are writers today because of movies like TRON”.