Via the LA TIMES, a reminder that the digital characters’ Identity Discs in TRON: LEGACY are not just weapons.
“You will each receive an identity disc. Everything you do or learn will be imprinted on this disc. If you lose your disc, or fail to follow commands, you will be subject to immediate deresolution. That will be all.”
This vital information was imparted by the the bad guy, Sark (David Warner in TRON (1982). and a re repeated by a female computer voice in TRON LEGACY, as can be seen in this clip from the upcoming film, as the son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) , Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) is made ready for the “games”.
Solid, and made of altered Frisbees in the original movie, the Identity Discs in TRON LEGACY were given a bit of an update. They’re now more like rings, and reportedly were actually easier for the actors to handle during production.
The search for Kevin Flynn’s Identity Disc is one of the plot points of TRON: LEGACY, which opens this Friday, December 17th from Walt Disney Pictures.