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
A commercial flop, Tron became a huge cult hit, and was pioneering in its use of CGI as well as its prediction of a computer-dominated world. Rarely does the phrase ‘ahead of its time' seem more apposite.
The new film, Tron: Legacy, picks up the action 25 years later, as Flynn's son Sam ends up on the ‘grid' in search of his long-lost father. Crucially, the technology now exists to realise the thrilling computer world posited in the first film, and realise it in the most eye-popping, 3D style.