Daft Punk to score Tron 2

Daft Punk to score Tron 2

I’m not normally one to re-post news items from other websites, but this article (brought to my attention by the Omega Code on Twitter) got me pretty excited. Daft Punk on Tron 2? I can’t think of a better group to tackle the job. Check it out:

“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.”

Via Upcoming Film Scores

10 Comments

  1. yeah! re-post or not thats good stuff. Can’t wait to see the title sequence for this!!

  2. Justin

    Holy Freaking Awesome!

    This is supreme!
    SO STOKED

  3. Insanely great news!

    Lets hope the writing, acting and other aspects of the movie are up to scratch.

  4. This has to be the single biggest news ever for children of the eighties (like me)!

  5. The only way this news could be better is if you got the job of doing the film posters.

  6. james (Author)

    Joseph, I hear you. This kind of news seems like a no-brainer, but no-brainers are few and far between in the film industry these days (with a few exceptions). I, too, am all about this 80s action.

    Chris, dream job :)

  7. Christian Mejia

    I usually skip most Disney movies but one that includes the music of Daft Punk I can’t miss. I had to retweet this one @chrismejia

  8. Stinkfists

    The first movie was pretty cool, but really.. this could becomes something groundbreaking with the help of Daft. Fantastic news! :)

  9. frankie smales

    making the second movie to tron was too far overdue
    where other movie follow ups was an year span and
    tron 2 was on and off for years now and whats next
    van helsing 2 where dracula and his brides gets ressurrected
    by an magical power and have hugh jackman reprising his
    role as van helsing and for the brides verona (keira knightley this time )
    aleera (elena anaya ) and marishka (josie maran ) and dracula
    richard roxburgh who plots the ultimate revenge on van helsing
    and the return of shuler hensley as frankensteins monster
    but tron 2 will be far superior than the first movie tron 2
    bring it on and next up judge dredd 2 with ben affleck as judge dredd
    and angelina jolie as judge hershey.

    frankie smales

    (tron movie fan)

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