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Remake of "The Black Hole" coming to theatres.

(SNN) – In 1979, Disney Studios released the motion picture “The Black Hole” to theatres on a wide-release schedule. It came at the end of a decade when movie buffs were being treated to a stream of science fiction properties which included Star Wars, Star Trek, Silent Running and Alien. The film starred Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Anthony Perkins, and Ernest Borgnine, with the voices of the main robot characters provided by Roddy McDowall and Slim Pickens. Disney had invested $20 million to produce it with another $6 million to promote it to the viewing public. The Black Hole at the time was the most expensive picture ever produced by Disney Studios. It faired well at the box office earning it nearly $36 million in the North American box office.

Now, a remake of Disney's space opera is under development by Joseph Kosinski. Kosinski is a proven director having helmed Oblivion and another reboot of a Disney property, TRON: Legacy. With Kosinski toiling away at the remake the only thing better would be to attract a top drawer screenwriter.

In walks Jon Spaihts on board the USS Palomino fresh off the movie Prometheus. Between Kosinski and Spaihts, the reimagining of “The Black Hole” is sure to grab box office booty.

According to our Sage sleuths, Kosinski is looking to make “The Black Hole” a reboot rather than a remake; so it is not certain if some of the loved characters like the robot V.I.N.C.E.N.T. or the demon-esk robot, Maximilian, will make an appearance.

With another TRON sequel coming this summer, it has become evident that “The Black Hole” will not hit the theatres before that project becomes a reality. However, one thing we are sure of, The Black Hole will be at a theatre near you.

Photo:  This artist's conception illustrates one of the most primitive supermassive black holes known (central black dot) at the core of a young, star-rich galaxy. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech 

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