Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) is an arcade owner who also happened to develop five video games, including “Space Paranoid”. Unfortunately, a shady businessman named Dillinger (David Warner) stole his designs and carefully buried his tracks deep inside the computer. Flynn decides to infiltrate this system, known as the Master Control Program (MCP), which inadvertently leads to Flynn being absorbed into the mainframe. His only escape is to beat the MCP at its own game.
Disney’s Tron was revolutionary when it released for its state-of-the-art effects and foray into the world of video games. Writer-director Steven Lisberger had an appreciation for the culture which fans responded to, and ultimately led to a sequel of sorts in Tron: Legacy. With a modern reboot currently under way, we decided it was time to revisit the world of Kevin Flynn and the MCP and take on this beloved franchise in a way fans would appreciate. It’s time to Remake Tron RIGHT!
Clips selected from TRON (1982). Parody trailer music courtesy of Stemage.
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Hacker/arcade owner Kevin Flynn is digitally broken down into a data stream by a villainous software pirate known as Master Control Program (MCP) and reconstituted into the internal, 3-D graphical world of computers. It is there, in the ultimate blazingly colorful, geometrically intense landscapes of cyberspace, that Flynn joins forces with Tron to outmaneuver the Master Control Program that holds them captive in the equivalent of a gigantic, infinitely challenging computer game.
What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?
Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a bi-monthly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version for a modern retelling. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our singular film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!
Our show is broken down into three distinct parts:
The Original: We discuss the original film’s impact on us and history, some quick trivia bits, what worked the best from the film and therefore must remain in our upcoming remake, as well as what didn’t work or what needs to be changed for today’s audiences. Most importantly, should this film even be remade?
The Remake: We put together our movie! What story do we want to tell, how close to the original will it be, who will star, and ultimately who should direct our eventual cinematic masterpiece? Our hosts work together to put together one cohesive movie, but there is one caveat – Each host has one ‘CUT!’ throughout the episode to employ, which could completely derail the entire film.
The Final Pitch: This is where we summarize our remake by utilizing the voice talents of voiceover artist Wayne Henderson and present our finished remake to you in movie trailer parody form!
Host | Contributor Information:
Aaron – The Hollywood Outsider | The Blacklist Exposed
Scott Clark – The Hollywood Outsider | The Gaming Outsider
Rob Southgate – Southgate Media Group
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast | Under the Dome Radio
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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