The Black Hole

(2016)

Joseph Kosinski and Sean Bailey, the director and producer of Disney's upcoming "Tron Legacy," and screenwriter Travis Beacham are teaming up for a reinvention of the 1979 sci-fi film "The Black Hole."

In the original, the explorer craft U.S.S. Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the magnificent U.S.S. Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled by Dr. Hans Reinhardt and his monstrous robot companion, Maximillian. But the initial wonderment and awe the Palomino crew feel for the ship and its resistance to the power of the black hole turn to horror as they uncover Reinhardt's plans, which involve turning his former crew into robots and flying through the hole. As they try to escape, a meteorite shower damages the ship, and the survivors hang on as they are plunged into the most powerful force in the universe, heading toward the blinding light that holds whatever eternity awaits them.

The details of the update are being kept secret, though the take does involve grounding the story in the science of a black hole, much more so than in the original. The 1979 film was a loose retelling of Disney's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"!

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Don't worry, Disney sci-fi lovers. Two of their most beloved genre franchises are still on track with the sequel Tron 3 and the long-awaited remake The Black Hole coming in the near future.

The original 1979 The Black Hole followed a deep space exploration team that discovers a long lost ship hovering outside of a massive black hole. Upon investigation, they find a crazed scientist and an army of drones who plan to enter the black hole and live to tell the tale. At the time of its release, many looked at the film as Disney's quick attempt to cash in on the Star Wars craze that erupted throughout pop culture two years before. Its not just possible, but very likely, that the The Black Hole neomake will debut alongside Star Wars: Episode VII or one of the many sequels Disney currently has planned, which should be interesting since Disney now owns both properties.

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The project was first put into development way back in 2009, when Joseph Kosinski was prepping his directorial debut Tron: Legacy. Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim) was first brought on to write the script, although we have heard very little about the project over the past few years.

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Tron: Legacy was released December 17th, 2010.

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