The Black Hole (TBA)

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski

U.S. Opening Date: TBA


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 original.”

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 . . .


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