‘Black Hole’ remake emerges from black hole of remakes

Movies, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Disney Black HoleTransformers. The Day the Earth Stood Still. G.I. Joe. Star Trek.

Sound familiar?

And still to come: Clash of the Titans, Forbidden Planet and Tron: Legacy.

If you’re already feeling overwhelmed by the flood of remakes and “re-imaginings” that has battered the big screen — not to mention TV reduxes like Battlestar Galactica, Bionic Woman, Knight Rider — just wait! There’s more.

According to THR’s Heat Vision blog, the creative team behind Tron: Legacy, director Joseph Kosinski and producer Sean Bailey, have teamed up with writer Travis Beacham to reinvent the 1979 Disney movie The Black Hole.

The original film, which starred Anthony Perkins, Ernest Borgnine and Maximilian Schell and a full cast of cute and killer robots, was Disney’s most expensive film at the time — and its first to carry the PG rating.

It’s really nothing new that Hollywood is stuck in rerun land — but The Black Hole is an oddly appropriate term to describe the state of the industry today. Perhaps it’s destiny: this one last remake could sweep away the creative blocks and close the gaping maw at the center of the universe that has been sucking the originality out of our writers.

One can only hope.

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