The people behind the Tron
Legacy sequel plans to remake the 1979 Walt Disney science fiction
movie, The Black Hole.
In the original film the crew of the spaceship
Palamino stumbles across the lost ship USS Cygnus hovering on the edge of
an immense black hole. Once aboard they find the ship is manned by robots
its only human inhabitant one Dr Hans Reinhardt an eminent scientist
missing for the past twenty years.
Upon meeting Reinhardt, the astronauts discover that
he is not only insane, but steadfast in his efforts to travel through the
nearby black hole, an abyss from which no one can escape. Matters worsen
when Reinhardt holds the crew captive, after realizing that they can help
him reach his goal. The squad must now figure out a way to flee from
Reinhardt - before it's too late . . .
Little is known about the new project except that it
is being described as a “reinvention” of the original movie and “will
ground the story in the science of a black hole, much more so than in the
The remake will reunite Joseph Kosinski and Sean
Bailey, the director and producer of Disney's upcoming Tron: Legacy sequel
with screenwriter Travis Beacham. (Beacham also worked on the Clash of the
Titans remake.) The Black Hole will be one of the first projects under
Rich Ross, Disney’s new studio chief. (Earlier this year Ross pulled the
plug on producer Baily’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea project.)
Ironically the 1979 original was a box office flop
that failed to cash in on the then Star
Wars sci-fi craze so why they would want to
remake it is a mystery . . .