Steven Lisberger To Direct New Movie (But It's Not A TRON Sequel)

Back a few months ago, when it was announced that Jeff Bridges would be taking part in the upcoming Iron Man film, it was then that I knew there was no hope of a TRON sequel in time for the 25th Anniversary.

Now, it's been announced that Steven Lisberger (the Director of TRON) has written a script that he's going to direct, called Soul Code. The premise of this film sounds a lot like the film Brainstorm, with a dash of TRON thrown in.

While I'm happy for Mr. Lisberger and look forward to seeing Soul Code, this also means that a TRON sequel is not coming any time soon. At least, not one directed by Lisberger. But perhaps, if Soul Code is a success, Disney will wake from its stupor and finally give Steven the chance to make that TRON sequel almost everyone has been waiting for.

As an interesting aside, the Variety article that is the original source of this news, mentions that: "A 2003 videogame tie-in, however, sold extremely well". Really? Again, judging by the lack of support or even mention of TRON 2.0 on Disney Interactive's site, you sure as hell wouldn't know it.

Thanks to Steve at TRON-Sector for the news tip.