Prometheus Scripter Enters The Black Hole
Disney has hired screenwriter Jon Spaihts – the man behind the original Prometheus script before Damon Lindelof rewrote/ruined* it – to rewrite of the script for its remake of 1979′s The Black Hole.
(*Delete as applicable.)
He will be working form a previous draft written by Pacific Rim‘s Travis Beacham (which is a few year’s old now). Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy, Oblivion), is currently attached to direct.
The original film was about a mad spaceship captain who tuns his crew into cyborgs and plans to fly through a black hole. Let’s hope Spaihts comes up with a better ending than that nonsensical “Black Holes lead to hell!” nonsense in the original… It was almost like the original’s scripters knew that had to send the ship through the black hole (because the audience would feel robbed if they didn’t) but couldn’t work out what should happen if they did. Their solution seemed to be, “Make it a bit like the star gate in 2001… nobody understood that either but people love 2001!”
On the other hand, will the remake manage to create a spaceship as memorable as the Cygnus (above – which featured in our Top 51 Sci-Fi Spaceships) or a robot as memorable as Maximilian (below – as featured in our Top 50 Sci-Fi Robots)?
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