‘Prometheus’ Scribe Jon Spaihts To Rewrite ‘Black Hole’
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That small Black Hole tease that was seen in Tron Legacy was much more than just a tease, it was an announcement that Disney was going to remake the 1979 classic. Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski would take the remake of The Black Hole using a script written by Travis Beachman. At Oblivion‘s most recent press conference, Kosinski told interviewers that the remake was on. Hours later, THR confirmed that Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts has been hired to rewrite the draft written by Beacham.

The report doesn’t mention much about the story itself other than that it is going to be rewritten, but we can get a sense of what we might see in it given that Spaihts wrote the script for Prometheus, and who knows how the new film would have ended up if there were no rewrites to it.

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Disney To Remake Their Own Sci-Fi Adventure ‘The Black Hole’
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The Walt Disney Company is preparing to reinvent one of their own titles. They’ve hired Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski and producer Sean Bailey to develop a new version on 1979’s The Black Hole. Travis Beacham will handle the script writing duties. Beacham doesn’t have a ton of experience, but he was one of the writers on Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans.

The original Black Hole featured many big names for the time including Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Anthony Perkins, Ernest Borgnine, and Roddy McDowall and Slim Pickens in voice acting roles. It told the story of a space fleet that discovers a lost ship floating near a black hole (think Event Horizon, but with Disney!). On the ship, they find a scientist who has been missing for twenty years commanding a crew of faceless droids that turn out to be the former crew who tried to form a mutiny. They have received a procedure similar to what we know as a lobotomy in order to ensure their faithful service. The crew attempts to bring the missing team home, but the scientist has no plans to leave or let his servants leave as he plans to enter the black hole and explore where none have explored before.

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