Disney has hired the writers of The Incredibles and Toy Story 3 to help polish the upcoming Tron sequel.
If you had a script and you were looking for some help in tweaking it to make the best movie you could, you could do far worse than adding the writers of some the best loved family movies in recent history to your team.
As part of a planned series of reshoots, an early cut of Tron Legacy was shown to the folks at Pixar back in March by director Joe Kosinski, with the aim of getting their input on how to really make the film shine. Following this, Disney hired Brad Bird, the writer and director of The Incredibles, and Michael Arndt, who wrote the screenplay for the record-breaking Toy Story 3, to join the writing team and work on the movie’s characters, emotion and theme.
“Tron [Legacy] is very much Joe Kosinski’s vision, a vision which is thrilling to me and I hope is thrilling to the fans,” said Disney’s president of production Sean Bailey. “What I give Joe and the filmmaking team immense credit for, is this was all born out of how do we give the fans the best movie we can. We were very fortunate that Pixar wanted to play a part in it.”
It’s actually quite exciting to think that a movie that already looked pretty spectacular is getting some attention from such notable figures. Tron Legacy stars Jeff Bridges, Garret Hedlund and John Hurt, and is due to be released on December 17th.