Shortly after inerviewing cast and crew members from Tron: Legacy, including Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, director Joe Kosinski, producer Sean Bailey, and original Tron creator Steven Lisberger, moderator Patton Oswalt prodded Kosinski to introduce almost eight minutes of footage from the upcoming film. Kosinski, crediting the positive reaction of test footage screened at Comic-Con 2008 as the reason the film exists, gave fans a small taste of what they will be seeing in Tron: Legacy's 3D computer world.
The footage opens with Sam Flynn (Hedlund) as he awakens in a bizarre, geometric universe. Despite his protests that it's all a dream, he soon discovers otherwise when a gigantic craft, an updated version of the Recognizers from the original Tron, descends upon him and two glowing guards take him into custody. The craft returns to the sky and is followed by two more Recognizers as a guard scans Sam and his fellow captives to assess their suitability for various tasks; the nonplussed mortal is surprised to discover he's been chosen for games.