While speaking to director Joe Kosinski about the Blu-ray/DVD release of TRON: LEGACY (which arrives on April 5), ASSIGNMENT X spoke to the helmer about one of his next projects – the reboot of Disney’s 1979 cult classic THE BLACK HOLE.
“THE BLACK HOLE is currently being written by a really talented writer named Travis Beacham who wrote the film PACIFIC RIM that Guillermo Del Toro is directing as we speak,” says Kosinski. “With BLACK HOLE, we’re going to be able to take people on a deep space mission to a black hole and it’s going to be fantastic.”
Whereas TRON: LEGACY was a direct sequel, Kosinski says THE BLACK HOLE is a whole different animal.
“BLACK HOLE is not going to be a sequel, this is a true reboot,” says the director. “We’re keeping the core concept of what it’s like to go to these things. We know so much more about black holes now and I’m really interested in that hard science angle. You don’t have to make up stuff. The phenomenon that surrounds black holes in terms of the warping of time and space is stuff you dream about. It’s pretty incredible stuff, so we’ll see. We’re going to definitely keep some of those iconic elements of that 1979 film I remembered seeing as a kid and being terrified by some of those elements.”
Kosinski also notes that the ambitions for the original BLACK HOLE can finally be realized with this reboot.
“The original is an odd movie and it’s got one of those crazier endings of any movies I’ve seen and it asks some of this big philosophical questions,” says Kosinski. “They were ambitious. It’s an interesting mish mash of a Disney movie. They were going for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY meets STAR WARS, so it will be fun to go back and rethink that.”
(additional reporting by A.C. Ferrante)
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