Tron: Ares has faced an unspecified delay due to the recent Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) strikes.
Joachim Rønning, the director of the third part of the Tron saga, commented: Instagram his frustration was over the negative impact the strike is having on his production and the projects of his colleaguesand called for negotiations between SAG-AFTRA, the WGA and the AMPTP (Alliance of Film and Television Producers). He wrote that Tron: Ares, which has been in development since 2017, should have started filming this week, but instead of the cameras rolling, More than 150 of his team members lost their jobs.
“Today was supposed to be our first day of shooting for Tron: Ares (a later film about AI and what it means and takes to be human). Instead, we had to close and lay off over 150 people.” It’s undefined, which makes it exponentially harder for everyonesaid Ronning.
He added: “AMPTP, SAG-AFTRA and WGA need to accelerate the negotiation process and Don’t get up from the table until it’s done. This is Hollywood. We have arrangements for breakfast. Why do we suddenly have all the time in the world? Every day is so precious? These tactics are extremely frustrating. It’s time for diplomacy so we can get back to work. under fair conditions for everyone“.
IGN has contacted Disney and Rønning’s representative for more information.
Tron: Ares plays Jared Leto in the role of Ares, an artificial intelligence computer program that takes a journey from the digital world to the human world. Ironically, Rønning agrees with most actors and screenwriters on this AI technology needs to be regulatedwhat the strike wants to achieve, among other things. He said: “There is no doubt the threat, the technology [de IA] Means for all creative people“.