Disney is planning a remake of the 1979 sci-fi movie Black Hole. The story is about the crew of a spaceship who finds a lost ship inside a black hole. Director Joseph Kosinski (who directed Tron Legacy for Disney) is set to helm the new Black Hole movie.
A few words from Joseph Kosinski about his take on Black Hole:
It won't be a sequel like Tron. 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.
I saw 'Black Hole' as a little kid. 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."
Here's the movie trailer of the original Black Hole movie:
Disney has hidden a few Easter Eggs referencing to Black Hole in the latest comic-con trailer of Tron Legacy: not only a poster of the original Black Hole movie shows up, but there's also a small figure of a robot seen in Black Hole, take a look to the two screen caps below:
(Click on a picture to enlarge it.)
I guess it means Disney and Joseph Kosinski really want to do this remake of Black Hole. But we may have to wait to see this new Black Hole movie because Joseph Kosinski is a busy man...
Anyway, more information about the movie Black Hole soon!