TRON 3 Is Happening… Or Is It?

Is Tron 3 Coming Out?

When a film makes $400 million worldwide in theaters, generally it’s safe to say that a sequel is on the way. However, when the film in question is TRON: Legacy – which, between production and marketing, is estimated to have cost upwards of $300 million – that’s not necessarily a given.

Walt Disney Pictures meant for Legacy to kick off a new era in the new TRON universe. Despite mixed reviews and disagreements over whether or not the sequel was really a financial “blockbuster”… it has. Sort of.

An animated TV series, TRON: Uprising, which takes place prior to the events of Legacy, begins airing on Disney XD next year, and it seems that TRON 3 will be happening as well.

Script work on a third TRON live-action movie actually began seven months before Legacy even reached theaters in December 2010. However, when the film failed to become quite the “3D cinematic event” that the previous winter’s Avatar had been, Disney studio executives eased on the brakes and slowed development of TRON 3 to a (relative) crawl.

TRON franchise stalwart Bruce Boxleitner – who played the franchise’s namesake in both Legacy and the original 1982 TRON movie… but is not actually the series’ protagonist (make of that what you will) – has said that TRON 3 is a go and could hit theaters by 2013. Is that true?

Well, theoretically.

Disney commissioned David Digilio, the writer of the 2006 survival drama, Eight Below, to script TRON 3 back in June 2011, but, at the time of writing, no one is attached to direct it. Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski won’t be available to work on the project for a while now, because he is currently working on, Horizons, a screen adaptation of his soon-to-be-published comic book, “Oblivion.”

That TRON 3 will feature new screenwriting blood should be welcome news to the ears of those who thought Legacy suffered from a convoluted mythology and hole-riddled plot. Seeing how the third TRON film will likely reuse many of the same practical sets, costumes, and digital technology employed to realize the cyber realm, known as “The Grid” in Legacy, it end up being a less costly endeavor for Disney.

TRON 3 would also, theoretically, pick up the narrative threads left dangling at the conclusion of Legacy, such as those concerning the now-human Quorra (Olivia Wilde) and the briefly-glimpsed programmer, known as Edward Dillinger (an uncredited Cillian Murphy), and further develop them. Where their storylines will ultimately go is anyone’s guess right now.

The cult following that TRON has earned over the nearly three decades since its initially, disastrous theatrical release remains strong. Members of the movement seemingly remain quite interested in seeing another live-action installment in the franchise.

This guest post is by Edwin, an author for USDish. You can follow him on Twitter: @TheCelebutaunt.

Eva Longoria Nearly Flashes David Letterman

On Wednesday night’s David Letterman show, Eva Longoria was promoting her new cookbook.  She has compiled a book of family and her own recipes called Eva’s Kitchen.

She came out dressed in a blazer and tiny shorts that matched, and told Letterman that she had worn a tuxedo for him.  He jested back at her, “Or part of one.”  David Letterman told her she looked tremendous as his eyes bugged out a little.

Longoria was just asking for trouble wearing a low-cut, tight jacket with no shirt or bra under it.  Midway through the interview, her button popped open, and she caught it in time to avoid a serious wardrobe malfunction.

As Eva buttoned herself back up, Dave joked that they would lose their liquor license.  She just laughed and told him “You didn’t see anything.” So he just picked his jaw up, and continued talking about making guacamole with her.

With all the stylists that the stars have, it’s amazing someone wouldn’t have pinned her jacket together or taped it to her. It was obvious during the interview that she was uncomfortable, because she was fidgeting the whole time she was talking to Letterman.

This guest post is by Edwin who blogs at USdish. You can also follow him on Twitter

Mariah Carey Bears Baby Bump in Magazine Photo Shoot

Mariah Carey posed for a risque pregnant photo shoot that will appear on the cover of Life & Style to hit stands Friday. Mariah joins in with several other celebrities who have also posed in their birthday suit while pregnant.

The 42-year-old shows off everything, including her belly carrying twins.  She tells Life & Style that she wanted to capture the time in her life of being pregnant even though she was feeling vulnerable about taking the pictures.

Mariah Carey and husband, Nick Cannon are planning to welcome their twins in just a few weeks.  The night before her photo shoot, she was in the hospital with contractions, but was sent home.  Nick Cannon told the magazine that he didn’t think he could love his wife Mariah any more than he already does, but he has even more appreciation and admiration for her now.
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