- Associated Press - Thursday, July 22, 2010

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The follow-up film to 1982’s “Tron” has wowed the high-tech crowd at Comic-Con.

The cast and creators of “Tron: Legacy” discussed the new film and shared about eight minutes of 3-D footage with some 6,000 fans at the annual pop-culture convention Thursday.

The clip centered on the character of Sam Flynn, played by Garrett Hedlund, entering the digital world where his father disappeared decades earlier.

Flynn’s father is played by Jeff Bridges, reprising his role as Kevin Flynn from the original film. The Oscar winner plays two characters in “Tron: Legacy,” including a younger version of himself achieved with computer effects.

“Tron: Legacy” opens in December.

Comic-Con continues at the San Diego Convention Center through Sunday.