It’s hard to believe that a $26 million movie was once the most expensive Disney movie ever made, but such was the case with The Black Hole, a 1979 sci-fi extravaganza that was essentially their response to Star Wars. The movie was slammed by critics but it did turn a profit and also pioneered some interesting special effects at the time. Unfortunately the film hasn’t aged well and has been largely forgotten over the years, which makes it a suitable candidate for (you guessed it!) a remake.
THR’s Heat Vision Blog reports that the team behind their upcoming Tron sequel will also be heading up a reinvention of The Black Hole. This includes Joseph Kosinski, the director of Tron Legacy, along with producer Sean Bailey and screenwriter Travis Beacham. Part of their approach will involve grounding the story in some real world science, apparently. This project will take the place of Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake, which is being shelved for the time being. I’m loving what I’ve seen of Tron Legacy so far (which admittedly isn’t much), so I suppose I have some interest in this even though I’ve never seen the original. What do you think, can Disney make The Black Hole cool again? Check out a trailer for the original film after the jump.