A little ray of light on what character Michael Sheen will tackle in "Tron Legacy" has been shed by the actor himself. When Coming Soon caught up with him at the Toronto International Film Festival where his "The Damned United" movie premiered, the depicter of Volturi leader Aro in "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" revealed he will play a nightclub host in the virtual world.
"That was amazing, because there's a lot of green screen in that," the 40-year-old shared his excitement on the filming of this "Tron" sequel. He then added, "But my stuff was mainly in this amazing set that they built because I'm a nightclub host, so they built the nightclub and there were hundreds of extras and it was one of those great scenes where there's just loads going on."
Addressing on the special effects used for the movie, Sheen gushed that the effects will surpass the Grid VFX Concept Test shown at 2009 San Diego Comic Con. "[Director Joseph Kosinski] did that to get Disney to give the okay to make the film," he said. "Joe now says that he doesn't like people seeing that because it's moved on so much from that, and that looks awesome."
"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. 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. Walt Disney Pictures will unleash this movie in U.S. theaters on December 17, 2010.