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Black Hole remake lands Prometheus co-writer

The Black Hole

Story by Jack Foley

PROMETHEUS co-writer Jon Spaihts has been hired to pen the script for Disney’s remake of Black Hole.

Joe Kosinski, the filmmaker behind the upcoming Tom Cruise sci-fi pic Oblivion and also Tron: Legacy, is attached to direct.

Upon its release in 1979, Black Hole was the most expensive movie Disney ever made. It starred Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins and Ernest Borgnine and followed a group of space explorers aboard the USS Palomino who come across a lost ship, the USS Cygnus, hovering outside a black hole.

Upon investigation, the crew discover a scientist commanding an army of faceless robots, who claims that he has lost his colleagues. Deeper investigations reveal an alternative – and far more sinister – truth.

Disney first announced plans to remake the film in 2009 when Travis Beachman was put in charge of the screenplay.

But after various hold-ups, it’s now been turned over to Spaihts, who also wrote the screenplay for alien-invasion thriller The Darkest Hour and who is writing a script for Universal’s reboot of The Mummy.

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