BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Film and TV star Olivia Wilde and the actor who portrayed the original TRON character, Bruce Boxleitner, will headline the voice cast for the upcoming video game, TRON: Evolution, in addition to appearing in the highly anticipated December film, “TRON: Legacy.” The Hollywood voice cast will star in the upcoming TRON: Evolution video games that bridge the storyline gap between the original “TRON” film and the upcoming “TRON: Legacy” film. Wilde, who plays Quorra, Kevin Flynn’s confidant in the “TRON: Legacy” film, will also star as that character in the TRON: Evolution video games.
Joining Wilde and Boxleitner as voices in the TRON: Evolution video games will be Jensen Ackles (Gibson), James Frain, John Glover (Abraxas), Nolan North (Behemoth, Sentries and Blaze), Kari Wahlgren (Radia), Robin Atkin Downes (Kalev), Terrence A. Carson (Calchas), and Fred Tatasciore (Kevin Flynn, Clu and Bosh). Diane Michelle, Yuri Lowenthal, and Laura Bailey also provide voice audio for the game.
“Quorra is a strong memorable character in the film and the opportunity to represent her in the video game was really important to assure consistency for telling her story,” said Olivia Wilde. “Being in both ‘TRON: Legacy’ and the TRON: Evolution video games is incredible.”
Boxleitner is synonymous with the TRON franchise among fans with his pivotal roles in both the original “TRON” film and now “TRON: Legacy.”
“The voice cast from the film lends authenticity to the experience as they’re telling their characters’ stories after having spent months acting as those characters in the film,” said Darren Hedges, game director, Propaganda Games. “We developed a great relationship with both the talent and the filmmakers throughout their shoot in Vancouver and the experience players will get throughout the game provides a solid back story leading into the ‘TRON: Legacy’ film.”
TRON: Evolution and TRON: Evolution – Battle Grids will be available on December 7 in North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ home console, Games for Windows - LIVE, Nintendo DS™, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. In addition, TRON: Evolution – Battle Grids for Wii will include competitive four-player mini games for the entire family.
TRON: Evolution conveys the story of a series of seismic events within the TRON mythology that help shape the “TRON: Legacy” movie. The game features an epic adventure across a massive digital grid filled with high-mobility disc-based combat and advanced light cycles.
Disney Mobile’s TRON app (www.itunes.com/app/tron) for the iPhone® and iPod® touch is free to download and features an all-new version of the classic Tanks game from the TRON arcade game. The app also features “TRON: Legacy” trailers, pre-sale order information for the TRON: Evolution game, and it will be updated as the premiere of the “TRON: Legacy” film in December draws closer with additional video, music, and free and premium games.
About “TRON: Legacy”
“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. “TRON: Legacy” is scheduled to arrive in theaters on December 17, 2010, in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D.
About Disney Interactive Studios
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