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Blackhole update

10 Feb 2010

Director Joseph Kosinski in an exclusive interview with MTV gave hints on his next project the remake of Disney's 1979 classic the  Blackhole. But unlike his current film project which by the way is based off of another Disney classic sci fi Tron Legacy (Dec 2010). This one will not be a sequel but a revision of the original. Writing the script will be Travis Beacham who just worked on Clash of the Titans.

In the interview Kosinski stated that

The 1979 original focused on a ship on a deep space mission and its encounter with a lost vessel called the Cygnus, home to a lone scientist in charge of an army of robots (including the hulking red killer Maximilian) who turn out to be the ship's missing crew. Kosinski's updated version won't pick up after the events of the first film, but rather will rework them with a vastly bigger budget and a deeper understanding of the science behind black holes.

"It won't be a sequel like 'Tron,'" he explained. "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.'"

Among the elements Kosinski intends to keep are the red robot, the gnarly death of Cygnus' top dog Dr. Alex Durant (played originally by Anthony Perkins) and the design of the ship.

This should be interesting especially that the direction of this film is going to incorporate some hard science along with all the iconic parts of the original that made it a cult.


Superhero Lookout

07 Feb 2010

Sci Fi Wire and Deadline report on a new reboot of Marvels Daredevil .This is a fact. Writing the reboot will be screenwriter David Scarpa, who scripted The Day The Earth Stood Still. The reasons given for the reboot is quite simple is that the studio has to keep using the character or the rights will go back to Disney-based Marvel.

In other superhero news.  Logan Lerman the 18 year old actor that will appear in the up coming "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" is in negations with Sony for the new Spiderman movie that is currently being developed. In a interveiw with Billy Bush of  Access Hollywood Lerman said that "There have been a few discussions, it’s definitely something I’m looking into”.

But he even admits that they are in the very early stages and there is still a long way to go before this is a reality.

“It’s just, you know, conversations are starting. It’s a long process with the studio and the producers and everything. But it’s definitely a project that I’m really interested in, of course.”

You can listen to the interview from Access Hollywood here or go to Access Hollywood to view the video.


Some Sci Fi Videos that are just to cool to pass up

30 Jan 2010

Capricas new main title intro

Sci Fi Wire published this the other day and it gives you a tiny idea of what is to come in the series.

Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival - January 30th, 2010

This one is on youtube but its from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival being held in at the Seattle Cinerama.

Remake these sci-fi shows next

And the third is also on Youtube but it is a fan made  video from the list Wired.com came up with on what sci fi movies that should be rebooted. Some interesting choices .


Disney Blackhole remake

09 Dec 2009

Disney is going to remake a film that I liked but many did not . The 1979 Sci Fi epic the Blackhole . And it is being made by those that are bringing to the big Screen Tron Legacy . This was one attempt by Disney to make a real honest to goodness Sci Fi that was more for adults then the kiddies.

Source Reuters New

"Tron: Legacy" team mount a "Black Hole" remake (Full Article)

By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Disney is preparing another expedition into "The Black Hole."

Joseph Kosinski and Sean Bailey, the director and producer of Disney's new "Tron: Legacy," and screenwriter Travis Beacham are teaming up for what is being labeled a reinvention of the 1979 sci-fi film, which at the time was the most expensive movie Disney had ever produced.

The original followed a group of space explorers aboard the USS Palomino who come across a lost ship, the USS Cygnus, hovering outside a black hole. Inside the Cygnus, the explorers meet a scientist, commanding an army of faceless robots, who explains that his crew deserted him as he planned to go through the black hole. The explorers soon discover that the robots are the remnants of the former crew and that the scientist has no intention of letting them leave

The 1979 trailer for Blackhole



Clash of the Titans (Trailer) March 2010 (USA)

09 Dec 2009

The movie that is considered by many to be a cult classic including yours truley is being remade over with some great CG's it looks like instead of the old stop animation special effects like the original.  The movie will be released in March of 2010 and will star Sam Worthington as Perseus

For more on the movie check out IMBD and Wikipedia .


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