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Joseph Kosinski Talks Tron Legacy + New Poster

In addition to unveiling a new poster/banner for Disney’s upcoming sequel Tron Legacy, MTV interviewed the film’s director Joseph Kosinski.  Click the poster above to enlarge, and head on over the jump for some excerpts from their interview with Kosinski where he offers some details about the IMAX release, the return of Jeff Bridges and more.

On an IMAX release: “We did not shoot anything with an IMAX camera, because it uses film, and since we were shooting in 3-D, we used two digital cameras. That being said, we are doing an IMAX version. What I am considering doing now is finishing four or five sections of the film in a tall format — not letterbox — and in an IMAX theater, the black bars at the top and bottom of the frame will disappear and it will become a full-screen sequence, which should be really cool. I think IMAX will be the way to see this movie.”

On the return of Jeff Bridges: “Jeff is playing two characters. He’s playing Kevin Flynn, the character from the original film, and he’s playing Clu, the avatar that Kevin Flynn created in the 1980s. I’d say he’s Clu 2. There was a Clu in the first film who looked like Jeff but was very simple in terms of his abilities. He’s very stiff. Clu 2 is a second incarnation of Kevin’s avatar. He doesn’t only look like Jeff, but he can think like him too. So it’s a whole new level of artificial intelligence.”

Head on over to MTV to read the rest of the interview.

Tron Legacy hits convention, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on December 17, 2010.

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