SciFi Wire is reporting that Disney’s 1982 TRON is being resurrected to new life in the hands of co-writer Eric Jones and comic book writer Landry Walker as a comic through Slave Labor Graphics. Publication of the first of the comic book features begins in April 2006.
Louis De Martinis will be the primary artist involved with the comic book. Although the writing and artistic team wanted to do a sequel to the original film concept, Disney nixed that idea due to the studio giant’s own licenced Tron 2.0 video game.
In the new comic book series the son of the two main characters from the movie (Jet Bradley) is brought back into the computer world of his parents against his will to deal with a war that has broken out between two different programming ideologies.
For all those TRON fans that have been waiting for almost 25 years for a TRON sequel, this may be the only sequel you get so scarf up those strips the minute they hit the magazine racks.