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Reports: Tron 3 will start filming this fall in Vancouver

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A third Tron film is set to begin production, according to reports from Badass Digest and VanCity Buzz.

The sequel to Tron: Legacy is scheduled to begin filming Oct. 5 in Vancouver, VanCity reports, and leading man Garrett Hedlund will reprise his role as Sam Flynn. A "trusted source" told Badass Digest that Joseph Kosinski, who directed Legacy, will also return.

The Tron science fiction franchise began with the 1982 film of the same name. In Tron, Jeff Bridges plays Kevin Flynn, a software engineer who runs an arcade. Things get weird when he's sucked into a mainframe computer's software. Bridges reprised his role in 2010's Tron: Legacy. An animated series, Tron: Uprising, began airing on Disney XD in 2012.

Rumors of a third film have circulated for years. Even before Legacy's release, Tron director Steven Lisberger said that a third movie was "officially in development." Legacy screenwriters Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, who are also veterans of Lost and Once Upon a Time, were in the early stages writing the story at the time.

Tron has also seen its share of video games, from the classic arcade game Discs of Tron to Tron 2.0, which was released in 2003, long before the original film's sequel. Tron: Evolution was released alongside the latest movie.

There's no word on whether Daft Punk will return to orchestrate the next movie, though Giorgio Moroder said last month that he might team up with Skrillex to score a new Tron game.