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Disney has officially powered down Tron 3. Last night, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the company has decided to halt preparations for the third film in the cyberpunk franchise. The move comes just a week after Tomorrowland pulled in a disappointing Memorial Day weekend box office.
If you’ve always had your heart set on a TRON Lightcycle — a working one, not a matchbox toy — you’d better start saving. The going rate (as much as there is a going rate for one-off movie-replica collectibles) is $77,000.
TRON: Legacy was maybe not the best film ever, but ever since it’s 2010 release, it’s spawned an entire genre of TRON-esque design — i.e. dark, glossy objects with light-up highlights. And nothing is more synonymous with TRONIism than the electric motorcycle from the film — which you can now have a chance to own.
If this video doesn't get you going, you're dead inside and we can't be friends. Florian Renner made this short animation, Retrowave, as an ode to the style of the 1980's. It basically combines the worlds of Back to the Future and Tron by turning the DeLorean into a Light Cycle on The Grid.
Okay, this is pretty damn amazing. Flickr User Joel Baker built the facade for Flynn's Arcade from Tron in 2012, but recently returned to his lego creation to fully flesh out the interior, turning it into a wonderfully detailed arcade for his Lego minifigures. Even the sign lights up!
There was something undeniably awesome about Disney in the early 1980s. The company was expanding its theme parks in Flordia with EPCOT, a shrine to technological innovation. Meanwhile, a bunch of young kids sort of got left unattended at the studio. The result? Movies like Tron.
Forget about all the company's work on its incredibly durable Gorilla Glass. No one's going to care if their smartphone's screen gets scratched when Corning's other major innovation hits consumers. Because when their device is covered in Fibrance, a fiber-optic thread-like material that glows in any color and looks…
The Oculus Rift hasn't even made it out of beta testing and it's already changing the world for the better—at least for one dedicated developer. He's integrated one into an incredible, full-scale Tron: Legacy light cycle replica. Strap on a headset and hop aboard, we're going racing.
LED taillights are everywhere, but most are pixellated eyesores. The 2014 Dodge Durango's LEDs don't suffer that problem. They give off a uniform electroluminescent glow, like someone wrapped Clu around the back of an SUV. It's a neat look with some cool light trickery involved.
Daft Punk recently released this slick and stylish photo shoot set in a famous LA modernist house, though we here at Architizer think there’s more here than meets the eye. What other “Daft Punkitecture” is out there in the world waiting to be found?
Inspired by night surfers wearing LEDs, Switchback Entertainment made this video for Salomon Freeski TV showing skiers wearing their own light suits. Strapped with EL-wire on their bodies, the skiers slalom down the powder covered mountain like it's The Grid. Awesome.
I love the photographic work of CoolbieRe, especially his interpretation of Hong Kong. He makes it look like Tron's world—perhaps because Hong Kong, with all its mighty electronic manufacturing power, is as close to Tron's world as you can get on Earth.
I saw Tron in the movie theater when it came out, 30 years ago today—July 9, 1982. I was almost ten years old and it blew me away. Like with many kids of my age, this movie—along with War Games—changed the course of my life. I'm not exaggerating.
You can argue that using a Daft Punk soundtrack would make any timelapse of any city to look like Tron's world. But no, Tron's world clearly has to be Los Angeles, with its never ending traffic flow zooming through its infinite grid of light. Watch till the end and you will see what I mean. [Thanks Jordan!]
How do you make an incredibly cool piece of music even cooler? Play it back on ol' fashioned tech, that's how. It certainly works for this version of Derezzed.
Watching surfers with glow in the dark wetsuits surf on their light-up neon surfboards in the complete dark is a visual mind bender. It's also completely crazy cause uh... SHARKKKKSS? Could you paint a bigger target on yourself than BRIGHT LIGHTS ALL OVER YOUR BODY.
If there's one thing cooler than riding a motorcycle, it's riding a Tron:Legacy Light Cycle. Now you can, and without harming the environment.
Learning how to ride a bike was, sadly, one of the most difficult parts of my childhood. I just couldn't seem to "get it." I get this Tron-inspired learning scooter just fine though. Why is it only a concept?