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.
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