The scheduled release date given by Walt Disney Pictures places this 'Tron' sequel to face off against 'The Green Hornet', 'The Smurfs' and 'Yogi Bear'.
Having been teasing on what to expect from "Tron Legacy" at 2009 San Diego Comic Con this summer, Walt Disney Pictures announced a time slot for the much awaited movie. The mouse house has set this sequel to the 1982's film "Tron" to be among the December 2010 releases, giving it a competitive date on the December 17, 2010 schedule.
This move by Disney puts "Legacy" up against Sony Pictures' two upcoming movies, the action adventure "The Green Hornet" and the CG-animated "The Smurfs", and Warner Bros. Pictures' animation "Yogi Bear". Since Sony has two feature films coming out on the same day, the studio is likely to move "Smurfs" to another date.
"Tron Legacy" follows Sam Flynn as he investigates the disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn. Pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years, he manages to find Kevin. But, now he has to join forces with Kevin and Kevin's loyal confidant on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
Starring Jeff Bridges and Garrett Hedlund as the father and son duo, this sequel movie will be directed by Joseph Kosinski and supported by Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett and Bruce Boxleitner. The screenplay is written by Adam Horowitz, Richard Jefferies and Edward Kitsis.