Tron fans will hopefully get a third installment to the historic sci-fi franchise. Lion’s Garth Davis has been slated to direct the film and Jared Leto set to star in the film. Daft punk will also return to work on the musical score, which is a massive win for the project.
Tron, staring Jeff Bridges and directed by Steven Lisberger, first premiered in 1982. Though it was not a box office smash hit, Tron slowly achieved a cult following for its stylish visual aesthetic and strong acting performances. The sequel Tron: Legacy was released in 2010, staring Garret Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and Jeff Bridges and was directed by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. The sequel grossed $400 million world wide, and the visuals and music, (Daft Punk produced the musical score) were praised. Again however, the story received mixed reviews from critics.
Leto expressed his enthusiasm for the project on his Instagram page.
“I’m struck with such gratitude for the opportunity to bring this movie to life, especially as both the original video game and the film affected me so deeply as a young child. The fact that I get to be a part of this new chapter is mind-blowing. I am so very excited and proud to confirm that YES – I will be starring in Tron. We will work as hard as we possibly can to create something that I hope you all will love. We have some very special ideas in store for you all.”