Disney might have something in its return to the Tron universe with Tron Legacy, but I wonder what will happen with the remake of the Black Hole?  The producing/directing team of Joseph Kosinksi and Sean Baily, along with writer Travis Beacham plan to re-imagine the 1979 Disney special effects spectacular.

The details of the update are being kept secret, though the take does involve grounding the story in the science of a black hole, much more so than in the original. Maximilian also would return.

With Maximilian returning, there’s bound to be a few friendly robots in tow – that is if the producers want to keep Matthew from rioting.  While there were a few major flaws in the science of the story, there was certainly nothing terrible about the core story, so if the crew keeps it with that, and leaves out the metaphysical Heaven/Hell ending, the movie might be a huge hit.

via THR

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  1. December 1, 2009 at 5:24 am — Reply

    I’m not quite sure how to feel about this. Quite unexpected, to be sure.

  2. Greg A
    December 1, 2009 at 8:52 am — Reply

    Thirty years later(!) and that ending still messes with me. It’s like the editors accidentally spliced a portion of Fantasia to the end of the movie.

    It would be interesting if Boom! or someone would rerelease the comic book adaptation of the movie, include the couple of issues that took place after the movie.

  3. December 1, 2009 at 5:21 pm — Reply

    …Uh Oh. Matthew may finally succumb to NERD RAGE!

  4. Brian Duff
    December 1, 2009 at 6:35 pm — Reply

    It’ll be nice to see the SFX updated with the new movie. The original hasn’t aired on TV in so very long and the only way to see it now is if you buy the movie. Apparently Disney is starting over with Tron and Blackhole coming out… I expect them to make another Condorman.. lol

  5. SkrullBryan
    December 1, 2009 at 8:29 pm — Reply

    Watched this recently and was amazed how will the production design holds up. Man, oh man, did it scare the @#*& out of my son. Bad Dad.

    • SkrullBryan
      December 1, 2009 at 8:31 pm — Reply

      “well”… “how well the production design holds up.”

  6. Gary
    December 18, 2009 at 6:21 pm — Reply

    I’ve always been a huge fan, though also aware of the massive flaws of the story. For its time, it was a beautiful special effects movie, the last of the ‘old school’ special effects (thank you Peter Ellenshaw!).

    I have long hoped that they would do a good remake of this film. Redoing the 3rd act, livening up the characters and improving the science are all that’s needed. I sincerely hope that the team takes a page from JJ Abrhams book. Despite the flaws there was a lot that was done right, particularly the ships, the tone, pacing and feel. If they keep the mood, intrigue and look, but improve the suspense, dialogue and ending, this could be a fantastic movie.

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