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Things Oscar voters will ignore: Daft Punk to score 'Tron 2.0'

March 4, 2009 |  2:17 pm

Here's a potentially cool score for Oscar voters to likely bypass in the future. It became widespread news today that French electronic duo Daft Punk will be scoring Disney's "Tron" sequel, dubbed "Tron 2.0," or more annoyingly, "TR2N."

It's a rather perfect choice, in both aesthetic and sound, as Daft Punk specializes in retro-styled futurism. Even those not too familiar with Daft Punk's work may recognize the "Tron"-influenced look in some of the act's work -- check the pairing with Kanye West at last year's Grammy Awards for evidence.

It's certainly a bit more exciting to Pop & Hiss than the previous "Tron 2.0" news posted on Latimes.com. Over at the Hero Complex blog, Geoff Boucher wrote about some "Tron 2.0" casting, picking up on trade reports that "Turistas" vets Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett have been recruited for the film, which Hero Complex noted was eyeing a spring shoot.

Daft Punk aren't strangers to the film world, having directed their own "Electroma," but it featured none of their music. The Playlist, however, touts the score to "Irréversible," which features one half of Daft Punk in Thomas Bangalter, and we trust them.

-- Todd Martens

Photo: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times