Don't worry, Disney sci-fi lovers. Two of their most beloved genre franchises are still on track with the sequel Tron 3 and the long-awaited remake The Black Hole coming in the near future.
The Black Hole is currently being rewritten and will be a complete reboot for Disney
In April, it was announced that Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts was hired to pen a new version of The Black Hole. Tron: Legacy and Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski, who will also helm this massive space epic for Disney, promises that Spaihts is hard at work on the remake. And that a screenplay for Tron 3, which he is also directing, is also in the midst of being hammered out.
"Both projects are being written right now by two really talented writers. Jon Spaihts is writing The Black Hole and Jesse Wigutow is writing Tron 3. Both scripts are in progress, I'm really excited about both. The fundamental ideas of both are really interesting. The Tron sequel kind of takes where we left off with Tron: Legacy, that idea presented in the last few minutes of the film and really expands on it in a really exciting way."
He offered just a tiny little hint at what we can expect from The Black Hole. Apparently, he's not calling it a 'remake'.
"I guess I would call it a reboot because the fundamental concept is there but we are taking it in our own direction."
The original 1979 The Black Hole followed a deep space exploration team that discovers a long lost ship hovering outside of a massive black hole. Upon investigation, they find a crazed scientist and an army of drones who plan to enter the black hole and live to tell the tale. At the time of its release, many looked at the film as Disney's quick attempt to cash in on the Star Wars craze that erupted throughout pop culture two years before. Its not just possible, but very likely, that the The Black Hole neomake will debut alongside Star Wars: Episode VII or one of the many sequels Disney currently has planned, which should be interesting since Disney now owns both properties.