Joseph Kosinski: 'Tron: Legacy' allowed me to build a universe

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A sequel to the 1982 film Tron with Jeff Bridges reprising his roles as Kevin Flynn and CLU while Bruce Boxleitner again stars as as Alan Bradley and Tron. Meanwhile Garrett Hedlund portrays Flynn's adult son, Sam. Twenty years after his father's disappearance, Sam Flynn (Hedlund) is ENCOM's controlling shareholder, though he takes little interest in the position. After a visit from ENCOM's Alan Bradley (Boxleitner), he agrees to investigate a mysterious page originating from Flynn's old arcade. While there, Sam discovers a hidden computer laboratory and unintentionally transports himself to the Grid.
December 16th, 2010

Joseph Kosinski was interested in working on 'Tron: Legacy' because he got to create a "universe".

The follow-up to 1982 movie 'Tron' sees the lead character Kevin Flynn's (Jeff Bridges) son Sam (Garrett Hedlund) enter the computer system in which his father is trapped, and the film's director confessed it was the fact he could build the look of the project alone which he was fascinated with.

He said: "I saw an opportunity to create and entire universe from scratch and it's rare to find an opportunity to say it's all created by one mind. Because most science fiction films, every building looks different, vehicles kind of coddle together, and there's something kind of cool about that messiness.

"For this it was like, 'Wow, this is all from the mind of one man, so I can build the architecture, the costumes, the vehicles, everything can feel cohesive and fits together, in a way that you could never do on another movie.' For me, the design side of me was like, 'Wow, I get to build a universe' "

Despite it being the 36-year-old director's first major feature, he admits he was not scared by the prospect because it has been a slow-grower.

He told Cinemablend.com: "It's been an organic process. I was excited when I first got it, but it's kind of grown. It's been a three year thing so it's grown bigger as I've worked on it."