While director Joseph Kosinski's highly-anticipated film Tron Legacy doesn't hit theaters until December 17, he's still working on a new remake project as well. MTV Movies Blog recently caught up with Kosinski, who had a few updates to give on his new film The Black Hole, and confirmed it would be a straight-up reboot.
"It won't be a sequel like Tron," he explained. "This one will be a reimagining. For me, it would be taking ideas and iconic elements that struck me as timeless and cool and preserving them while weaving a new story around them that's a little more 2001."
He also talked about what elements he planned on keeping from the 1979 original film in his new reimagined film.
"I saw Black Hole as a little kid," said Kosinski. "What sticks out most is the robot Maximilian. The blades and the vicious killing of Anthony Perkins. That freaked me out and that's definitely going to be an element that will be preserved. The design of the Cygnus ship is one of the most iconic spaceships ever put to film. From a conceptual point of view, we know so much more about black holes now, the crazy things that go on as you approach them due to the intense gravitational pull and the effects on time and space. All that could provide us with some really cool film if we embrace it in a hard science way."
Kosinski also said that they were in the early scripting stages with writer Travis Beacham and they're, "getting started on the script in the next few months." CLICK HERE to read the full article.