Meet the man behind Tron’s vehicles
ALERT! You can buy your own Light Cycle. Here’s our meeting last year with the original designer
Posted: 19 Aug 2011
Joe [an architect turned top commercials director] and the film's production designer, Darren Gilford, had put a teaser trailer together to pitch the idea of a new Tron film to Disney. They'd stumbled upon my Cosmic Motors book and decided that the designs in it had the look they were after. I thought it was a prank at first..."
If you're of a certain vintage, you might remember Tron. Released in 1982, it starred Jeff Bridges as software design prodigy Flynn, who effectively gets sucked into a computer mainframe and has to fight for his life in a series of gladiatorial contests, including the legendary light cycle duel.