Bruce Boxleitner has had a long standing career in television, beginning with the series HOW THE WEST WAS WON in the late 1970’s, the still very popular series SCARECROW & MRS. KING in the 1980's, and the sci-fi series BABLYON 5 in the 1990's. Currently, Bruce can be seen in many made-for-television movies and guest appearances on such hit series as CHUCK and HEROES.
At the press conference itself, first a woman got up on stage and introduced herself as an Encom press representative. She talked a bit about the history of the company and Alan Bradley - most notably, Bradley was CEO of Encom for a while in the late 1980s-early 1990s, but then stepped down. And now he's come back as a vaguely defined executive consultant, particularly working with Encom on environmental issues. Eventually, the man himself took the stage - accompanied at times by his lovely wife, Lora (Cindy Morgan). Boxleitner/Bradley gave a long, ten-minute speech about how much our computer technology has progressed since he started working for Encom - apparently in the movie's universe, Encom works on pacemaker implants as well as tons of communications software. But more to the point, Encom is bringing back its classic Space Paranoids game. And they're porting it to the Internet, so you can play it in your browser. Not only that, but the game will be with you, wherever you live. You'll have "Recognizers in your bedroom," said Bradley. But the game's engine will still be based on the code that long lost visionary Kevin Flynn created - including 15 new levels that Flynn created, which were never rolled out before. Some people at Encom wanted to do away with Flynn's original code and start over, but Alan Bradley prevented them. He also made a sentimental speech saying that Flynn is still alive in all of us. And then Bradley's speech sort of wound down, as though he was waiting for something to interrupt him and it wasn't quite happening. Just as Bradley had totally run out of things to say, the P.R. rep came back on stage and told him there were unforeseen difficulties, hustling him and his wife off stage ...
Above is an IGN interview with Alan Bradley (Bruce in character), in which they talk about his new role with Encom, Flynn’s eco-friendliness, disappearance, and son, as well as the upcoming press conference, (see below under WonderCon 2010).
Synopsis: TRON: LEGACY is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of Tron where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant Quorra (Olivia Wilde) father and son embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
Posted Feb. 3, 2011: IMAX Corporation and The Walt Disney Studios announced today that TRON: Legacy will open in France for an exclusive four-day run in the country's five commercial IMAX(R) theatres prior to the nationwide release on February 9, 2011. The IMAX release will continue to play in IMAX theatres for the duration of the nationwide run in conventional theatres. More than 43 minutes of footage has been specifically designed to take advantage of the premium IMAX Experience(R). Seven sequences expand on the IMAX screen, thereby allowing audiences to become even more immersed in the massive scope and scale of TRON: Legacy, only in IMAX(R) 3D. The film has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience through proprietary IMAX DMR(R) technology. With crystal-clear images, laser-aligned digital sound and maximized field of view, IMAX provides the world's most immersive movie experience.
Posted May 3, 2010:
Disney will also be unleashing a new game called "Space Paranoids Online" on their official website on May 6th.
Posted April 15, 2010:
At the WonderCon viral event for Tron Legacy, Encom International Executive Consultant Alan Bradley (played by Bruce) announced that one of the TRON LEGACY games would be coming soon, and now EncomInternational.com has posted a trailer for the game "Space Paranoids Online" hich you can now watch.
Posted March 15, 2010: Bruce has been cast in the upcoming new Disney animated series based on TRON LEGACY. The series would be aimed at children ages 6-14 and that this will be a 10-part micro-series, which will air on the new channel Disney XD in the fall of 2011.
Posted Feb. 28, 2010:
The new 3D trailer will be in movies theaters on March 5, 2010 prior to showings of Disney's Alice in Wonderland, but here's a brief description.
Trailer Synopsis: The trailer starts off on the slow side, building a mystery. Bruce Boxleitner, reprising his role of Alan Gartner (as well as portraying TRON), is telling Sam Flynn about his missing dad, Kevin Flynn. He had discovered something that was going to change the world two days before he went missing. Now Boxleitner gets a phone call from a phone from Flynn's Arcade ... a line that should be dead! Soon enough, Hedlund, with an appropriate chip on his shoulder from not having a dad in his life, is at the arcade (he gets there by motorbike, speeding down late night streets and jumping his motorbike from the highway to an off-ramp) and... before long, he's in the computer world. Here the trailer's pace jumps up a notch, with a series of quick and very teasing images of the world fans have been waiting to come to since 1982: a massive city, a blocky transportation machine, Olivia Wilde lounging sexily in a glowing suit, gladiator games, more gladiator games with sexy sirens, Bridges with a retinue of underlings, a blink-and-you-missed-him Michael Sheen, maybe a meeting of father and son, and the kicker ending, a lightcycle race with an explosion.
Posted July 23, 2009
Footage of it was shown by Walt Disney Pictures during their 11:00 A.M. presentation on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Hall H at Comic Con. Additionally, the original TRON costume Bruce wore in the 1983 film was on display in D23 booth.
Posted Dec. 2008:
Principle filming has been completed, and TRON LEGACY is scheduled to be released on Dec. 17, 2010 in the US and on Dec. 26, 2010 in the UK. The movie was shot in 3-D and was directed by Joseph Kosinski, with the script by Lost producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. Daft Punk have been tapped by Walt Disney Pictures to compose the score.
GCB (formerly entitled GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES) will premiere on ABC on March 4, 2012. Watch for Bruce in five of the 10 episodes scheduled to air. His first episode will air on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 9pm ET/PT on ABC. Episode Synopsis: When Carlene’s (Kristin Chenoweth) Uncle Burl (Bruce Boxleitner) returns to town with his wife, Bitsy (Donna Mills), Gigi (Annie Potts) promises to throw them a homecoming party requiring guests to come dressed as their favorite Texan in “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.”
Bruce attended the AARP Magazine's 11th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 6, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.
Bruce will be presenting two awards at The 39th Annual Annie Awards, which will be held on Feb. 4, 2012 at 7pm at Royce Hall, on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California. For ticket information (general tickets are still available) please visit www.annieawards.org, and you may also watch the show live Saturday on their website.
Bruce will be a presenter at the 3rd Annual 3D Creative Arts Awards, which will be held on Feb. 1, 2012 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, honoring Martin Scorsese.
Bruce joins the cast of the new ABC primetime drama series GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES. The series will air as a midseason 2012 show. Official Synopsis: The soap returns to Dallas in this wicked new drama that shows that you can go home again ... but only if you're ready to face the sins of your past. Amanda Vaughn, once the ultimate high school "mean girl," is forced to return home in disgrace after her marriage ends in scandal. Amanda is nothing like the girl she was 20 years ago, but as her old classmates reacquaint themselves with the new Amanda, will her home town welcome her with open arms or seek revenge? No one in this town is a saint, but that doesn't mean they can't have a heart. As Amanda and her teenage kids try to adjust to their new lives, the ladies from her past alternate between sympathy and scheming. The series stars Kristen Chenoweth, Annie Potts and David James Elliot. For the first season, we can watch for Bruce in five episodes. Stay tuned for more details ...
‘Gods and Generals’ Screening: Director Ron Maxwell and actors Donzaleigh Abernathy and Bruce are just a few of the cast and crew who will be in Manassas for the theatrical premiere of “Gods and Generals: Extended Director’s Cut” on July 22, 2011 at George Mason University’s Hylton Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., the cast members and director will participate in a one-hour panel discussion of the 2003 Civil War film, followed by a 4 p.m. meet-and-greet and the film screening at 5. The event is presented by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership. The cost is $61; there is limited seating. The Hylton Performing Arts Center is on the George Mason campus, 10900 University Blvd., Manassas, Va. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.hallowedground.org/promos/movie-premier.
Bruce has just finished filming his second Fancy Feast commercial. The second commercial follows along the same storyline as the first, picking up with a wedding scene. Keep your eyes out for it to air!
Bruce filmed a guest appearance in the 9th episode of the CBS series CHAOS. Thinking it has been cancelled before his scheduled episode, this info was never posted. However, his episdoe entitled 'Glory Days' did eventually air on June 25, 2011, and he portrayed a former agent the team consults in an investigation.
Catch Bruce's early series HOW THE WEST WAS WON now airing on Saturday mornings on the Encore Westerns channel. Check your local TV guides for the times and channels in your area.
Bruce portrays Lloyd in LOVE'S RESOUNDING COURAGE, the second prequel to Love Comes Softly, scheduled to air sometime in 2011 on the Hallmark Channel. Synopsis: when Clark’s beloved wife, Ellen, dies from scarlet fever, he and his daughter, Missy, must find a way to survive this hardship while also saving the barren land from drought. With love and support from family and friends, Clark and Missy endure. Clark's parents, Irene and Lloyd have arrived for a long stay and both are eager to help Clark and Missy in any way they can. Lloyd had some ideas for how to find water on the property, and ultimately, Irene and Lloyd provide a magnanimous gift of love and generosity to their son and granddaughter.
SHADOWS IN PARADISE Synopsis: During a rescue operation in Iraq, Special Forces member Max Forester is devastated when Sasha, his squad mate and fiancée goes missing. Two years later ... Max now out of the military, receives a call from his ex-commander, Captain Dyer, informing him Sasha has been seen alive and moving freely about on a place called Paradise Island. He also informs Max the military is preparing to go in and extract her with possible charges of desertion or worse. Max sets off on his own to Paradise Island to find Sasha and learn the truth before Shadow Company gets to her first. Max eventually finds Sasha and learns she is working undercover as part of Al-Qaeda and is about to expose a weapons deal that will have a heavy impact on their organization. The story culminates in a battle where in we learn Shadow Company, led by their leader Ghost, are in fact the weapons dealers who were using Sasha as an alibi to come to the island. Max and Sasha foil the weapons deal and recover the weapons in a spectacular showdown.
Bruce portrays Captain Dyer in this feature film. It has been released in France on Feb. 9, 2010, and in Japan on May, 21, 2010. It is scheduled for release in Germany on Feb. 11, 2011.
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Bruce wil be appearing on Thursday and Friday for Disney scheduled events for TRON:UPRISING with Elijah Wood
Bruce will be appearing on Saturday and Sunda with Cindy Morgan for the original TRON SAN DIEGO
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Bruce will be appearing on Sunday, July 8
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Feb. 17-19, 2012
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TRON: LEGACY was voted the Best 3D Disc by the 2012's Home Media Magazine's Awards for Best Discs of 2011.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released TRON: LEGACY on April 5, 2011 in four different variations, including a 3D Blu-ray Disc combo pack with the 1982 original TRON. The five-disc two-movie combo pack includes a 3D Blue-ray, a 2D Blu-ray, a DVD and a digital copy of TRON: LEGACY and a Blu-ray of TRON. Bonus features on a one-disc DVD offering include "Visualizing Tron", "Installing the Cast" and a sneak peek of the Disney XD animated-series TRON: UPRISING, while the three Blu-ray combo pack choices add "The Next Day: Flynn Lives Revealed", "Launching the Legacy" and a music video. The four-disc Blu-ray combo pack includes a 3D Blu-ray, a 2D Blu-ray, a DVD and a digital copy of TRON: LEGACY, while the 2-disc combo pack includes a Blu-ray and DVD of TRON: LEGACY. On the Blu-ray editions, Disney will offer Disney Second Screen, which allows viewers to access interactive features on a second device, such as an iPad or laptop, while the film is playing. Features include 360-degree vehicle turnarounds, progression reels and more. Directions and access codes will be included in the packaging. Both high-def and standard-definition digital downloads will include access to many of the features included on the disc offerings.
51, now entitled AREA 51,premiered on the Syfy Channel on Sat. Feb. 26, 2011. Check your local listings for times and channels in your area, along with repeat broadcasts. Bruce portrays Col. Martin in AREA 51, an independent feature film. AREA 51 chronicles what happens after political pressure from the American public forces the Air Force to provide a few well-known reporters with limited access to the most secretive base on the planet: Area 51. When one of the base's hidden 'long term visitors' exploits this unprecedented visit as a chance to liberate himself and his fellow alien captives, Area 51 turns from a secure government base to a horrifying destination of terror.
Posted Feb. 1, 2012
Watch for TRON: UPRISING to premiere some short episodes in April on DisneyXD before the actual series run starts in June.
Posted July 31, 2011:
The new series is set for ten episodes to be broadcast in the summer of 2012 on DisneyXD.
Official Synopsis: Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series follows Beck, a young program who becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. His mission is to free his home and friends from the reign of the villainous Clu and his henchman General Tesler. Beck will be trained by Tron – the greatest warrior the Grid has ever known. Tron will not only teach Beck the fighting skills he needs to challenge this brutal military occupation, but will be a guide and mentor to him as he grows beyond his youthful, impulsive nature into a courageous, powerful leader. Destined to become the new protector of the system, Beck adopts Tron’s persona and becomes the archenemy of Tesler and his oppressive forces.
Posted July 8, 2011:
Before it finds life as an animated series on Disney XD in 2012, TRON: Uprising, the sequel prequel, will make its debut as a Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) according to the publisher’s description of the junior novel of the same name.
Slated to be released on January 3, 2012, which is historically early relative for a movie it promises in the spring, the book’s description reads as follows:
When the computer world of The Grid is taken over by an evil tyrant, one young man named Beck must join forces with the legendary hero Tron to free his home city. Under Tron’s tutelage, Beck will take on a secret identity to fight back, bringing a superhero sensibility to the world of Tron. Featuring brand new settings, characters, and vehicles, TRON: Uprising will bring a unique style and classic storytelling to the Disney Channel and Disney XD!
The animated original movie, hitting TV screens in spring 2012, will kick-off a brand new series in summer 2012. Kids who can’t get enough of superheroes, action-adventure stories, and the sleek and unique look of TRON are sure to love this retelling of the TRON: Uprising original movie. The novelization will be a retelling of the events of the movie, and will include a full-color eight page insert with frames from the stunning animated feature!
Voice talents attached to the movie and series include Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Lance Henriksen and Bruce Boxleitner as TRON. The series is anticipated to air on Disney XD beginning summer 2012.
Expect more details on both the series and information to be revealed in the coming weeks during both San Diego Comic-Con 2011, where the show will be previewed to attendees, as well as Disney D23 Expo.
Posted July 3, 2011:
Disney's Tron: Uprising is indeed coming to San Diego Comic-Con 2011, though not in the way you might think. The series won't hold its own panel, but rather a special preview of the series will be attached to the panel for Disney XD's Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil, which takes place on Saturday, July 23rd from 12-1pm in Room 25ABC.
The animated series officially debuts in 2012, but fans need only wait until this coming fall for the 10-part miniseries' beginning, which boasts a ridiculous amount of starpower in its voice cast, including Elijah Wood as Beck, Emmanuelle Chiqri as Page, Mandy Moore as Mara, Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee!) as Pavel, Lance Henrikson as Tesler, Reginald VelJohnson (Carl Winslow!) as Able, and Bruce Boxleitner himself reprising his role as Tron.
The official description reads: "Beck, a young program who becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. His mission is to free his home and friends from the reign of the villainous Clu 2 and his henchman General Tesler. Beck will be trained by Tron - the greatest warrior the Grid has ever known.
Tron will not only teach Beck the fighting skills he needs to challenge this brutal military occupation, but will be a guide and mentor to him as he grows beyond his youthful, impulsive nature into a courageous, powerful leader. Destined to become the new protector of the system, Beck adopts Tron's persona and becomes the archenemy of Tesler and his oppressive forces."
The series already has a rather impressive voice cast lined up, including : Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nate Corddry, Lance Henriksen, and of course Bruce as 'Tron'. It will be an animated series that is scheduled to air in the summer of 2012 on Disney XD. In addition, Disney has a 10-part micro series planned to begin in the fall of 2011.
The show would focus on a character named Beck, to be voiced by Frodo himself, Elijah Wood. The character of Beck will be a disciple of Tron apparently and will be attempting to lead an uprising inside The Grid. According to Adam Horowitz, who will also act as a consulting producer on the show (with his co-screenwriter Edward Kitsis), the series will give them a chance to further expand the universe of Tron. In addition, it will also allow them to tie up and expand on many of the loose ends and storylines they couldn’t explore during the course of the film.
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