Attention, geeks, nerds, and Daft Punk fans: the French electro-rockers have agreed to score an update of Walt Disney Pictures’ 1982 film Tron.
It’s on like Voltron!
Daft Punk have agreed to score an update of Walt Disney Pictures’ 1982 film Tron. The film, currently in production under the moniker TR2N, revisits the vintage Sci-Fi hit, and shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for the French robot electro-rockers.
Daft Punk members Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, who’s last studio album was 2005’s Human After All, have acquired and customized a Los Angeles recording studio exclusively for this project.
In 2007, Billboard asked the duo about their next musical project, upon which Bangalter said, “The cool thing is that we’re always trying to do something that hasn’t been done, or ultimately, that we aren’t doing ourselves yet. It is challenging to get back in the studio and work with ideas we haven’t expressed before. Some ideas take time, but some just take a few weeks, so we’ll see.”
The original Tron was a breakthrough in computer animation and also featured an electronic score. Fans are speculating that the remake will center on the son of the 1982 film’s protagonist Kevin Flynn (originally played by Jeff Bridges).
TR2N has an expected release date of 2011.