TRON: Ares was due to start filming this week, but hasn’t

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The third TRON film. TRON: Ares, finds itself stuck in limbo as strikes hold up production, 150 people laid off.

The enduring strikes that have shut down Hollywood-funded productions across the globe have now reached the future. Tron: Ares, the long-mooted third film in the TRON saga, was all set to start filming on Monday 14th August, director Joachim Ronning has revealed. However, the day has come and gone with the film still in limbo.

Ronning furthermore revealed that 150 crew have had to be laid off until a restart date can be organised. With negotiations between producers, writers and actors seemingly carrying on at a snail’s pace, there’s no imminent sign of an agreement. That leaves TRON: Ares stuck, and Ronning has voiced his frustration on his Instagram feed.

“The AMPTP, SAG-AFTRA and WGA need to speed up the negotiating process and not leave the table until it’s done”, he argued, adding: This is Hollywood. We close deals for breakfast. Why do we suddenly have all the time in the world when every day is so precious? These tactics are extremely frustrating. It’s time for diplomacy so we can get back to work – under conditions that are fair to everybody #amptp #sagaftra #wga”

Here’s his full post…


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Ronning is clearly keen for his star, Jared Leto, to return to work. That and the rest of the cast, including Cameron Monaghan, Evan Peters, Sarah Desjardins, Jodie Turner-Smith and Greta Lee. We’ll keep you posted on progress.

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