Readers noticed the omission of one particular project in our year-end compilation of 15 shipping container projects from 2010. If you’ve seen TRON: Legacy, you know Sam Flynn (played by Garrett Hedlund) has a cool shipping container house in the movie. After some investigation, it turns out that a temporary container structure was built as a set on the shore of South Vancouver and later torn down.
Justin Springer, co-producer of TRON: Legacy, explained to Jetson Green in an email: “The shipping container house style was chosen because [director Joseph Kosinski] and our production designer, Darren Gilford, couldn’t find a house for Sam Flynn in Vancouver with suitable architecture and as designers both were interested in retro-fitted shipping containers as living spaces.”
Disney Enterprises, Inc. was kind enough to provide the concept art shown in this article and a film frame showing Garrett Hedlund and Bruce Boxleitner in the container house. If you want to see a little more of Flynn’s container home, watch the beginning of this official trailer on YouTube or go catch the movie in theaters now.
Credits: © Disney Enterprises, Inc.