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Tron: Legacy stars brave the cold for UK Premiere

Tron: Legacy, UK Premiere

Story by Jack Foley

TRON: Legacy stars Jeff Bridges and Olivia Wilde braved icy London temperatures to attend the UK Premiere of their eagerly anticipated new film at the Empire Leicester Square on Sunday night (December 5, 2010).

Twenty eight years in the making, the sequel rates among the most eagerly anticipated films of recent times, thanks to an extensive marketing campaign that has showcased the film’s jaw-dropping 3D effects, as well as the Daft Punk soundtrack.

The film finds this year’s Oscar winner Jeff Bridges reprising his role as Kevin Flynn from the 1982 original – but also taking on the dual role of Kevin Flynn and his maniacal creation Clu (thanks to advances in effects that made it possible).

It also follows the fortunes of Kevin’s son, Sam (played by Garrett Hedlund), who looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same high-tec, computer generated world of gladiatorial-style games that his father has been living in for the past 25 years.

The blue carpet event was hosted by DJ Edith Bowman and was also attended by the film’s director, Joseph Kosinski, and vehicle concept designer Daniel Simon.

Also in attendance were three members of the cast of Glee – Amber Riley, Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz, who told various journalists of their excitement at being such a spectacular event.

View photos from the UK Premiere