By Robbie Graham
Disney to remake ‘The Black Hole’
The Hollywood Reporter has it that Walt Disney Pictures is to remake its 1979 sci-fi epic The Black Hole, which followed the exploratory craft U.S.S. Palomino on its long journey back to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extraterrestrial life.
In the original movie – a shameless star wars rip-off featuring some of the most inert fight scenes ever committed to film – the crew of the Palomino stumbles across a supposedly lost ship, the U.S.S. Cygnus, which is stationed near a black hole. What the crew find onboard the Cygnus is as ‘wondrous’ (read as ‘boring’) as it is ‘terrifying’ (read as ‘really, really boring’).
Though the 1979 version of The Black Hole was alien-less, don’t be surprised if the remake throws in an ET element, especially as Disney has hired Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, The Darkest Hour) to rewrite the original story.
Joseph Kosinski, (Oblivion), is attached to direct. No release date yet.