Wednesday, March 4, 2009

NEWS: Daft Punk to Score Tron 2...

So it looks like the people over at Disney have decided to spice the weekly news up a little bit. It has been reported that Daft Punk have signed on to write the score for Disney's upcoming Tron sequel, whatever the hell it gets titled...

Thanks to Upcoming Film Scores for the heads up...

French electronica duo Daft Punk has been signed to write the original music score for Tron 2.0, Walt Disney's upcoming sequel to the groundbreaking 1982 animation cult hit which was scored by electronic music icon Wendy Carlos. Daft Punk's members Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have been involved in various films before, but Tron 2.0 will be their first complete feature film score. The film, scheduled for a 2011 release, is helmed by Joseph Kosinski and will feature Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett. According to industry news reports, Tron 2.0 will play as the "next chapter" after the first film, with Wilde starring as one of the heroes trying to help fighting the Master Control Program, the evil intelligence protocol that was the nemesis in the 1982 film. The assignment of Daft Punk to score Tron 2.0 has been confirmed to Upcoming Film Scores by Walt Disney Pictures.

Officially, this is the French duo's first score, but not their first foray into film. Their cult flick, Electroma, is one trippy ride, that I suggest you all get aboard. It's a great film, if flawed, and has been horribly underseen. This seems to be an interesting fit, and has me intrigued. Not as much as Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs scoring Where The Wild Things Are, but it still really has me intrigued...

What do YOU think?

Go see something good!

1 comment:

  1. The first thing that really comes to mind is the way the G4 bastardized 'Tron' on their "Movies That Don't Suck" by airing it 24 hours a day, every day, for weeks at a time. It seemed (for a month or so) that every time I flipped on G4, there was Tron, staring me in the face.

    this sickens me.


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