Disney is looking to remake another one of their classic live-action films, The Black Hole, and they have brought in the creative team from Tron: Legacy to make it happen. Director Joseph Kosinski, producer Sean Bailey, and writer Travis Beacham will once again work together on this next big Disney film project. The Black Hole film project is being labeled as a reinvention of the 1979 sci-fi film, which at the time was the most expensive movie Disney had ever produced. It cost them $26 million dollars, and was the first PG-rated Disney film that helped put the company on the special effects map.
There are no major details on what the new Black Hole project will entail but it will involve grounding the story in the science of a black hole, much more so than in the original. Maximilian (the big red scary robot) also would return.
The original 1979 film followed a group of space explorers aboard the USS Palomino who come across a lost ship, the USS Cygnus, hovering outside a black hole. Inside the Cygnus, the explorers meet a scientist, commanding an army of faceless robots, who explains his crew deserted him as he planned to go through the black hole. The explorers soon discover that the robots are the remnants of the former crew and that the scientist has no intention of letting them leave.
It's been awhile since I've seen the original Black Hole, but from what I remember from my childhood I enjoyed it. I should probably watch it again, even if it ruins how awesome I remember it being.
Do you think Disney's THE BLACK HOLE could use a reboot?