Tron Legacy Movie Poster

Here is an insight into my Tron Legacy Movie Poster design where I explain the design inspiration, elements and details for my creation (wallpaper downloads at the end of the post).

Just a few days ago at Comic Con 2009, Tron Legacy (Tron 2) 3D was finally revealed for a 2010 release. I have been a big fan of Tron, which was a truely ground breaking film at its time and to this day is still great to watch.

Official Synopsis of 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 same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant (OLIVIA WILDE), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

Tron Legacy Trailer

Visually stunning doesn’t give it justice, the trailer below will blow you away (a HD quicktime streaming link is provided below – which I recommend).

Click here for the 1080 HD Tron Legacy Trailer

Design Inspiration from Tron Legacy

Tron Legacy is very much in keeping with the original Tron film but has been brough bang up to date with cutting edge CGI. The film is oozing with inspirational parts from the landscape, costume and vehicles. There are some very key points from the trailer though which I would like to pick out as very iconic parts to the film itself.

1. The Typography / Tron Logo

(I like the new typeface for the Tron logo only really keeping the O and N the same).

2. Colours and film elements

Below are some key moments from the trailer. The neon glow is brought out really well with neon cyan and yellow the predominant colours.

(digitalised lighting effects on the clouds).

(glass / transparent circuit board style land).

(awesome light cycles – now without a fixed 90 degree turning angles).

(identity disc)

Movie Poster Designs

Here is my movie poster designs inspired by Tron Legacy – you can buy this from my store (minus the copyrighted logo).

Teaser Movie Poster

Tron Legacy Wallpaper (1920 x 1200) – Lightcycle from 3D rendering

Just for fun here is a cinematic movie poster (I love the new lightcycles).

Early working progress design – Tron Wallpaper (1920 x 1200)

33 thoughts on “Tron Legacy Movie Poster

  1. Simon Page Post author


    Thanks – I take it you are talking about the electronic sky? That was created using cloud render, gradients and warping on a large number of small circles. If you look in the movie they use much more distortion being that it is just on screen for a second but this amount of warping wouldn’t suit a still image.


  2. Tronster

    Fantastic post; best posters I’ve seen so far. I like how you compare the old logo as well as show where you pulled various elements from the teaser.


  3. Online Printing

    This is a great example of a distinctive typography becoming as or more recognizable than the word it depicts. I especially like the glowing quality of the rope style circles and the glassy land in your posters. Very sexy. And nice job keeping with the original look of the Tron movie. Thanks for sharing.

  4. neurosoup

    I’m out of words to describe this is really a great work congrats, you rocks, if someday you are online gaming tron 2.0 we could have a race i use the same nick


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  9. miguel garces

    I’m damn excited about “Tron Legacy”…it looks awesome….
    I saw the first tron movie when I was a lil’ kid…and I loved it….

  10. Sai Meung

    Hi could i buy a print of that landscape tron lightcycle poster? I’d really like to put it on the wall in my bedroom. Like giant poster size. :D

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