Director Joe Kosinski has found the writer he wants to help him bring a new version of Disney’s 1979 science-fiction film The Black Hole – Jon Spaihts. Deep space adventure is familiar territory for the writer who has written the first drafts of Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel Prometheus.
Kosinski, who has the Tom Cruise-starring Oblivion opening later this month, has been discussing his desire to remake the film since doing the publicity rounds for his debut feature, 2007’s TRON: Legacy. Previously, Travis Beacham had written a draft screenplay of the story of a group of space explorers who find a previously considered missing spaceship orbiting a collapsed star known to astrophysicists as a black hole.
Although the original film did not do great box office, over time it gathered a cult following who responded to its unique setting and a rather trippy ending which needs to be seen to be believed came from a Disney film.
Spaihts is currently working on a new version of The Mummy for Universal.