Tron: Legacy release date set for Dec. 17, 2010

Walt Disney will be releasing Tron: Legacy, its highly anticipated 3-D sequel to Tron, on Dec. 17, 2010, the studio confirmed today.

The follow-up to the 1982 cult classic is directed by Joseph Kosinski, who is making his feature debut with the film. Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner return from the first film, which was released in the summer of 1982. Bridges and Boxleitner will be joined in Tron: Legacy by Garrett Hedlund, Michael Sheen, John Hurt, Olivia Wilde, James Frain and Beau Garrett.

Currently scheduled for release on the same date are The Green Hornet, The Smurfs and Yogi Bear.

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