Tron: Legacy – First Look & Preview Of Daft Punk Soundtrack

We’ve mentioned previously that Daft Punk was scoring the new Tron movie Tron: Legacy, due out in 2011. Here’s a preview of the look and sound of the film, from Comic-Con 2009.

This is unconfirmed info, but Daft Punk is rumored to have written 24 new songs for the film. The Comic-Con rumormill also has it that Daft Punk will be touring their TRON: LEGACY soundtrack. Director Joseph Kosinski was asked if Daft Punk would tour their soundtrack and he replied that there would “definitely be Daft Punk Tron-themed events on the horizon.”

Anybody ready for this, right now?

via davecobb

At Flynn’s Arcade at the viral event for TRON: LEGACY at Comic-Con 2009, a secret door opened up and led down a hallway to reveal a full-size model of the SPECTACULAR new lightcycle design.

Also notice the music in the background — possibly part of the new Daft Punk score?

Shot and uploaded live during the event using an iPhone 3GS.

And here’s the HD Tron: Legacy preview, too!

19 thoughts on “Tron: Legacy – First Look & Preview Of Daft Punk Soundtrack

  1. I'd be very disappointed if there wasn't a Wendy Carlos remix or some connection to the original themes. (Daft Punk have done Bach-esque stylings before in "Veridis Quo".)

  2. The original's soundtrack hasn't aged much better than the original's visuals.

    The Carlos soundtrack sounds way too "fake orchestra" for my taste.

    An electronica soundtrack may make more sense.

  3. That's the intent and uniqueness of much of Wendy Carlos' work — classical and baroque modes on analogue synthesizers. She was using the unique merits of Moog and other synths to show how expressive they could be as musical instruments, and in an age before digital sampling was vast, it wasn't so much "fake orchestra" as exploring new possibilities.

  4. I just hope they don't make it another Speed Racer-type movie. Part of the charm of the original is how everything is pain-stakingly hand-illustrated and stark/minimal.

    Then again, if they are smart, they will take their cues from/hire these guys to do the visuals, because I can't imagine anything being much cooler (plus Cheech & Chong doesn't hurt either):

    http://tinyurl.com/nwp2rc

  5. your an idiot, the point of the wendy carlos soundtrack was to make it sound like videogame music wich is why they used synthesizer music and blended elements of orchestra and synth. this movie is going to suck if this is the music, why cant franchises like terminator,startrek, james bond and now tron learn that music continuity is everything. At least lucas and spielberge have common sense that music is 85% of a movie and important as a character in it and to use music continuity in starwars/indy series. sad sad sad.

  6. Contunuity is honoured here in many ways, Although I could do with their look being less arena gladiator-bikesuit way. But continuity in music? A nice homage would be to incorporate a theme or two from Carlos's work, but that's it.

    This story is an evolution, the world, the technology. Daft Punk have come up with some heavy music to this; listen to the trailer in headphones-not earphones. The Tron world is slick like an iphone, the music needs-and does-reflect that-even the real world music is handled with a sense of awe and mystery. Besides, Jeff bridges wouldn't take a huge step back to do a shitty movie.The man's an artist.

  7. Contunuity is honoured here in many ways, Although I could do with their look being less arena gladiator-bikesuit way. But continuity in music? A nice homage would be to incorporate a theme or two from Carlos's work, but that's it.

    This story is an evolution, the world, the technology. Daft Punk have come up with some heavy music to this; listen to the trailer in headphones-not earphones. The Tron world is slick like an iphone, the music needs-and does-reflect that-even the real world music is handled with a sense of awe and mystery. Besides, Jeff bridges wouldn't take a huge step back to do a shitty movie.The man's an artist.

  8. Contunuity is honoured here in many ways, Although I could do with their look being less arena gladiator-bikesuit way. But continuity in music? A nice homage would be to incorporate a theme or two from Carlos's work, but that's it.

    This story is an evolution, the world, the technology. Daft Punk have come up with some heavy music to this; listen to the trailer in headphones-not earphones. The Tron world is slick like an iphone, the music needs-and does-reflect that-even the real world music is handled with a sense of awe and mystery. Besides, Jeff bridges wouldn't take a huge step back to do a shitty movie.The man's an artist.

  9. Although I don't agree with Gel-Sol, saying "YOUR dumb" is kind of funny. It's "you're dumb" as in "you are dumb," dummy.

  10. Although I don't agree with Gel-Sol, saying "YOUR dumb" is kind of funny. It's "you're dumb" as in "you are dumb," dummy.

  11. Wiki says Journey(the real journey with steve perry) is writing and recording a song for the Tron soundtrack. I hope its true,cause its about time guys

  12. Yet another smart guy who cannot spell "You're" properly while calling someone else the idiot! I mean seriously guy, do you even know the English language or are you another one one of those high school flunkies who got a C in English and thinks that's good enough because you know "Ebonics" well enough to buy crack on the street corner?

    As for your inane taste in music, you are clearly uncultured and are flipping clueless about the original TRON soundtrack. Wendy Carlos' soundtrack was very unique for its time and analog synth mixed with an orchestra is still pretty unexplored today. While it was meant to sound electronic in form to fit the movie theme, it bears about as much resemblance to a "video game" from 1981-82 as the 3D light cycles in the movie do to the "line" version shown in the actual Flynn arcade (and the actual Tron arcade game from back then for that matter). Comparing a Moog synth to an Atari 2600 or even a Commodore 64 is just plain stupid. They are night and day in quality terms.

    Given the recent retro synth trend with many of the old analog synths becoming available as digital samples for Logic and the like, this would have been an excellent time to mix old and new together to create the soundtrack for a movie that itself is about old and new.

    But it's no secret that Disney and Carlos have clashed in the past over the old soundtrack and even though Eisner is gone, I'm not surprised they didn't want to work together. Regardless, the two Journey songs on the original basically sucked and I would have much rather have seen Carlos participate than Journey. The soundtrack on the original Tron movie was at least as important as the visual effects and it's overall theme is one of the most memorable bits to play on the piano/synth as the little musical bit was to Close Encounters. Not even paying homage to the original soundtrack is like putting rock music in a Conan movie. It just doesn't feel right.

  13. Yet another smart guy who cannot spell "You're" properly while calling someone else the idiot! I mean seriously guy, do you even know the English language or are you another one one of those high school flunkies who got a C in English and thinks that's good enough because you know "Ebonics" well enough to buy crack on the street corner?

    As for your inane taste in music, you are clearly uncultured and are flipping clueless about the original TRON soundtrack. Wendy Carlos' soundtrack was very unique for its time and analog synth mixed with an orchestra is still pretty unexplored today. While it was meant to sound electronic in form to fit the movie theme, it bears about as much resemblance to a "video game" from 1981-82 as the 3D light cycles in the movie do to the "line" version shown in the actual Flynn arcade (and the actual Tron arcade game from back then for that matter). Comparing a Moog synth to an Atari 2600 or even a Commodore 64 is just plain stupid. They are night and day in quality terms.

    Given the recent retro synth trend with many of the old analog synths becoming available as digital samples for Logic and the like, this would have been an excellent time to mix old and new together to create the soundtrack for a movie that itself is about old and new.

    But it's no secret that Disney and Carlos have clashed in the past over the old soundtrack and even though Eisner is gone, I'm not surprised they didn't want to work together. Regardless, the two Journey songs on the original basically sucked and I would have much rather have seen Carlos participate than Journey. The soundtrack on the original Tron movie was at least as important as the visual effects and it's overall theme is one of the most memorable bits to play on the piano/synth as the little musical bit was to Close Encounters. Not even paying homage to the original soundtrack is like putting rock music in a Conan movie. It just doesn't feel right.

  14. Yet another smart guy who cannot spell "You're" properly while calling someone else the idiot! I mean seriously guy, do you even know the English language or are you another one one of those high school flunkies who got a C in English and thinks that's good enough because you know "Ebonics" well enough to buy crack on the street corner?

    As for your inane taste in music, you are clearly uncultured and are flipping clueless about the original TRON soundtrack. Wendy Carlos' soundtrack was very unique for its time and analog synth mixed with an orchestra is still pretty unexplored today. While it was meant to sound electronic in form to fit the movie theme, it bears about as much resemblance to a "video game" from 1981-82 as the 3D light cycles in the movie do to the "line" version shown in the actual Flynn arcade (and the actual Tron arcade game from back then for that matter). Comparing a Moog synth to an Atari 2600 or even a Commodore 64 is just plain stupid. They are night and day in quality terms.

    Given the recent retro synth trend with many of the old analog synths becoming available as digital samples for Logic and the like, this would have been an excellent time to mix old and new together to create the soundtrack for a movie that itself is about old and new.

    But it's no secret that Disney and Carlos have clashed in the past over the old soundtrack and even though Eisner is gone, I'm not surprised they didn't want to work together. Regardless, the two Journey songs on the original basically sucked and I would have much rather have seen Carlos participate than Journey. The soundtrack on the original Tron movie was at least as important as the visual effects and it's overall theme is one of the most memorable bits to play on the piano/synth as the little musical bit was to Close Encounters. Not even paying homage to the original soundtrack is like putting rock music in a Conan movie. It just doesn't feel right.

  15. Yet another smart guy who cannot spell "You're" properly while calling someone else the idiot! I mean seriously guy, do you even know the English language or are you another one one of those high school flunkies who got a C in English and thinks that's good enough because you know "Ebonics" well enough to buy crack on the street corner?

    As for your inane taste in music, you are clearly uncultured and are flipping clueless about the original TRON soundtrack. Wendy Carlos' soundtrack was very unique for its time and analog synth mixed with an orchestra is still pretty unexplored today. While it was meant to sound electronic in form to fit the movie theme, it bears about as much resemblance to a "video game" from 1981-82 as the 3D light cycles in the movie do to the "line" version shown in the actual Flynn arcade (and the actual Tron arcade game from back then for that matter). Comparing a Moog synth to an Atari 2600 or even a Commodore 64 is just plain stupid. They are night and day in quality terms.

    Given the recent retro synth trend with many of the old analog synths becoming available as digital samples for Logic and the like, this would have been an excellent time to mix old and new together to create the soundtrack for a movie that itself is about old and new.

    But it's no secret that Disney and Carlos have clashed in the past over the old soundtrack and even though Eisner is gone, I'm not surprised they didn't want to work together. Regardless, the two Journey songs on the original basically sucked and I would have much rather have seen Carlos participate than Journey. The soundtrack on the original Tron movie was at least as important as the visual effects and it's overall theme is one of the most memorable bits to play on the piano/synth as the little musical bit was to Close Encounters. Not even paying homage to the original soundtrack is like putting rock music in a Conan movie. It just doesn't feel right.

  16. Yet another smart guy who cannot spell "You're" properly while calling someone else the idiot! I mean seriously guy, do you even know the English language or are you another one one of those high school flunkies who got a C in English and thinks that's good enough because you know "Ebonics" well enough to buy crack on the street corner?

    As for your inane taste in music, you are clearly uncultured and are flipping clueless about the original TRON soundtrack. Wendy Carlos' soundtrack was very unique for its time and analog synth mixed with an orchestra is still pretty unexplored today. While it was meant to sound electronic in form to fit the movie theme, it bears about as much resemblance to a "video game" from 1981-82 as the 3D light cycles in the movie do to the "line" version shown in the actual Flynn arcade (and the actual Tron arcade game from back then for that matter). Comparing a Moog synth to an Atari 2600 or even a Commodore 64 is just plain stupid. They are night and day in quality terms.

    Given the recent retro synth trend with many of the old analog synths becoming available as digital samples for Logic and the like, this would have been an excellent time to mix old and new together to create the soundtrack for a movie that itself is about old and new.

    But it's no secret that Disney and Carlos have clashed in the past over the old soundtrack and even though Eisner is gone, I'm not surprised they didn't want to work together. Regardless, the two Journey songs on the original basically sucked and I would have much rather have seen Carlos participate than Journey. The soundtrack on the original Tron movie was at least as important as the visual effects and it's overall theme is one of the most memorable bits to play on the piano/synth as the little musical bit was to Close Encounters. Not even paying homage to the original soundtrack is like putting rock music in a Conan movie. It just doesn't feel right.

  17. Yet another smart guy who cannot spell "You're" properly while calling someone else the idiot! I mean seriously guy, do you even know the English language or are you another one one of those high school flunkies who got a C in English and thinks that's good enough because you know "Ebonics" well enough to buy crack on the street corner?

    As for your inane taste in music, you are clearly uncultured and are flipping clueless about the original TRON soundtrack. Wendy Carlos' soundtrack was very unique for its time and analog synth mixed with an orchestra is still pretty unexplored today. While it was meant to sound electronic in form to fit the movie theme, it bears about as much resemblance to a "video game" from 1981-82 as the 3D light cycles in the movie do to the "line" version shown in the actual Flynn arcade (and the actual Tron arcade game from back then for that matter). Comparing a Moog synth to an Atari 2600 or even a Commodore 64 is just plain stupid. They are night and day in quality terms.

    Given the recent retro synth trend with many of the old analog synths becoming available as digital samples for Logic and the like, this would have been an excellent time to mix old and new together to create the soundtrack for a movie that itself is about old and new.

    But it's no secret that Disney and Carlos have clashed in the past over the old soundtrack and even though Eisner is gone, I'm not surprised they didn't want to work together. Regardless, the two Journey songs on the original basically sucked and I would have much rather have seen Carlos participate than Journey. The soundtrack on the original Tron movie was at least as important as the visual effects and it's overall theme is one of the most memorable bits to play on the piano/synth as the little musical bit was to Close Encounters. Not even paying homage to the original soundtrack is like putting rock music in a Conan movie. It just doesn't feel right.

Leave a Reply