Disney to Recycle Tron

With the success of Buena Vista Games’ Tron 2.0 video game, many admirers of the groundbreaking 1982 sci-fi feature have been hoping for a big-screen sequel. And while Disney is set to revisit the inner workings of writer/director Steven Lisberger’s video game world, it’s not a roman numeral they have in mind. Daily Variety reports today that the Mouse House has hired a pair of screenwriters to pen a remake.

Scribes Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal told the trade that they will put a contemporary twist on the concept, which they feel will resonate more with young viewers who have grown up with computers and the internet. While the original had Jeff Bridges zapped into an arcade game machine, their script will reportedly have a computer programmer trapped in cyberspace.

Having last collaborated on the historical epic Warrior for Icon and director Gavin O’Connor (Miracle), Klugman and Sternthal are finishing Black Cat, a script based on the 1940s Harvey comic-book. Chuck Russell (Eraser, The Scorpion King) will direct the pic about a Hollywood stuntwoman-turned-vigilante.