TRON 2 is given the green light (with a nice florecent glow around it)

After 25 years, the film that inspired many a geek is to be joined by a sequel.

When making the original, in order to convince the studio to take a chance on a first-time director, Lisberger shot a test reel, financed by the studio, involving the deadly Frisbee battle. In a case of historical synchronicity, sources said one of the things Kosinski will be doing is working on a sequence involving the movie’s Light Cycles to work out his vision for the movie. Sources also said visual effects personnel, for many of whom “Tron” was an inspiration to enter the business, already are jockeying for pole position to work on the sequence.

Also, it is also rumored that Microsoft Live Planet is to be used in production in someway.

via mashable & Boing Boing Gadgets