Moviehole had the honour of catching up with the amiable Jeff Bridges today, and, as if you could blame us, we quizzed him a little on the upcoming â€œTronâ€ sequel.
â€œIt was greatâ€, Bridges says of next yearâ€™s â€œTron Legacyâ€. â€œGetting back with my old buddy, Steven Lisberger, and Bruce Boxleitner. I guess the same thing appealed to me about the sequel that appealed to me about the original, which was this idea that thereâ€™s a kid aspect to what I do, pretending and all that stuff. I used to love to pretend when I was a kid, and hereâ€™s a movie where I get to play a guy who gets sucked inside of a computer â€“ oh yeah! – and gets to use all the modern technology thatâ€™s available today. The same goes with the sequel, except that all the technology that weâ€™re using in that makes the old one look like an old black and white TV show or something. Gosh, itâ€™s amazing what theyâ€™ve got going on this. I canâ€™t wait to see it all pasted together.â€™â€™
Bridges says the teaser trailer we saw at Comic Con for it a year or so back is only a taste of whatâ€™s to come. â€œIt wasnâ€™t as highly polished as the movie is going to be, but it gives you a little peak into what you might find.â€
Bridges, whoâ€™ll next be starring in a remake of â€œTrue Gritâ€, says â€œIt was challengingâ€ stepping back into the role of Flynn, â€œin that I got a little taste of this new technology of acting in the volume and making movies without cameras. That was hard.â€