Daft Punk music video offers new footage from TRON: LEGACY

Last night, audiences around the world were treated to an exclusive 23-minute preview of footage from Joseph Kosinski‘s TRON: LEGACY.

The event was christened TRON Night; no doubt an attempt by Disney to mirror the success of last year’s Avatar Day, in which audiences were given a glimpse at the world of Pandora several months before that film’s release.

Avatar Day worked a treat for Fox, who saw their Avatar gross more than US$2.7 billion worldwide when it debuted in cinemas. Disney clearly hope for a similar result with TRON: LEGACY … and why wouldn’t they? The similarities between the properties are there – both are 3-D adventures that promise to transport viewers into another world. TRON LEGACY even has the same mid-December release slot as Avatar.

The footage was indeed impressive; sleek and sexy, with unobtrusive 3-D and tasty visuals. Most impressive however was the footage featuring Olivia Wilde as Quorra; she seems quirky, fun and a little unpredictable (I was reminded of Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element). Still, it’s hard to say whether or not TRON: LEGACY will be more than just a pretty face, and the threat of the film feeling too much like a video game remains.

Of course, it’s hardly worth evaluating 23 minutes of footage on any meaningful level. So…I won’t. I’ll wait until the film arrives in cinemas December 16th, 2010.

If you didn’t catch any of the early footage, check out this newly released music video of Daft Punk’s ‘Derezzed’ (the electro duo will score the entire film). It features a number of TRON Night’s money shots.

Discuss: Did you catch any of the footage from TRON Night. What were your thoughts?

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