In early 2008, Simon was contacted by director Joe Kosinski to work on his upcoming feature film project, the then unannounced sequel to the 1982 cult movie TRON.
Simon relocated from Berlin, Germany, to Los Angeles, and joined the production design team under guidance of the director, and production designer Darren Gilford. The team, made of designers with backgrounds in creature design, fashion design, architecture, set design and transportation design, worked for over 2 years on a look that later would make Tron:Legacy an icon in the sci-fi movie universe.
Simon was tasked with over 10 different vehicles, and would apply his background in conceptual automotive design to the process.
The Hero Lightcycle was conceptualized by the time Simon joined the group, wich gave him a defined starting point to proportioning and surfacing this beloved vehicle. The car and the jets were designed by Simon from ground up, and saw his involvement up to the final set builds which were used in the film. The classic Lightcycle, originally created by industrial design authority Syd Mead in ther 80s, was updated by Simon to match the film’s language.
Simon appears briefly in the film in the background of the club scene.