Twenty-eight years have passed since Jeff Bridges' character Flynn found himself downloaded into the game grid by the evil, monolithic MCP in the original 'Tron.' But countless roles, dozens of projects and an Oscar later, the actor says that as much has stayed the same as has changed during the intervening years between that film and its forthcoming follow-up, 'Tron: Legacy.'
"It seems like we had a long weekend, basically," Bridges said from the film's Vancouver set last summer. "[Steven] Lisberger directed the first one, and he's very involved in this one, which is great -- having the source of the material still engaged in it ... And then it was basically the same reason that I did the first one; the first one was cutting edge technology at that time, and this one certainly is for this time. And it's a whole different way of making movies I hadn't experienced."