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.
He offered just a tiny little hint at what we can expect from The Black Hole. Apparently, he's not calling it a 'remake'.
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.