Daft Punk is being approached by Disney to once again score the soundtrack to their upcoming Tron sequel, which has just started production.
Tron‘s third sequel has been in the works for some time now: “Whereas the timing wasn’t right to have done it years ago, I think we feel like the timing is right now,” Mitchell Leib has confirmed. Leib is Walt Disney Studios’ President Of Music & Soundtracks.
Leib shared the news on Light The Fuse, a podcast about the Mission: Impossible film series. Leib told hosts, “We’re looking at making a sequel to Tron [Legacy] now. We’re making a Tron 3,” and that he’d spoken with Daft Punk’s manager Paul Hahn about bringing the electronic duo on board for the score.
Daft Punk scored the 2010 film, Tron: Legacy, which featured Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner. The 2010 reboot, which saw Daft Punk both feature and compose the entire soundtrack, came some 30 years after the 1982 original. The original also starred Bridges and was Disney’s highest-grossing live-action film for five years, grossing approximately $50 million.
Listen to the podcast episodes featuring Mitchell Leib here.