Joseph Kosinski and Sean Bailey (the director and producer team behind Disney's new Tron: Legacy) have teamed up with writer Travis Beacham for the reinvention of The Black Hole, a 1979 Disney sci-fi film that held the record for most expensive Disney movie at the time of its making.
According to Heat Vision Blog, 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 details of the new film are being kept under wraps, however the new film will ground the story in the science of a black hole much more than the original. Maximilian is also set to return.
No production date has been set.