Billboard reports that Daft Punk has been signed to score the soundtrack for Tron 2 (TR2N):
Daft Punk, the French electronica duo known for their robot personas, have been tapped by Walt Disney Pictures to compose the score for “TR2N”, an update of the studio’s 1982 science fiction classic “Tron”, Billboard has confirmed.
The film, currently in production, is tentatively scheduled for a 2011 release.
The “TR2N” score marks Daft Punk’s first foray into the studio since 2005’s “Human After All.”
The musicians, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter split their time between Paris and Los Angeles, where they have have assembled a new recording studio for the TR2N project.
“We’re always trying to do something that hasn’t been done, or ultimately, that we aren’t doing ourselves yet,” notes Banglater.
The original Tron featured an original electronic score by synth pioneer Wendy Carlos.
What do you think about Daft Punk doing the score for Tron 2? Do you think that they are up to the task? Should they have gone back to Wendy Carlos to score the sequel?