Disney doesn’t believe in letting certain film properties die, so they must resuscitate them after a specific period of time. They found a creative team to take on the upcoming sequel, Tron Legacy and now they want those same people to revive another sci-fi title. According to THR, Disney has hired Joseph Kosinski and Sean Bailey to take on The Black Hole.
Kosinski and Bailey are the director and one of the producers behind the Tron sequel, and the studio wants to use them again for the remake of the 1979 sci-fi film, The Black Hole.
The original 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.
The first film cost Disney 26 million dollars and was their first PG rated feature. It also put the studio on the map in terms of special effects thanks to the main characters that included a menacing red robot named Maximilian. There haven’t been any solid details released regarding the film’s updated story, but we’ll let you know as soon as it becomes available. Until then, you can continue to wait it out for Tron Legacy, which will hit theaters on December 17, 2010.
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