Tron: Legacy director/most awesome man on the planet Joseph Kosinski told MTV some more Black Hole plans in early January…
“It won’t be a sequel like Tron. This one will be a reimagining. For me, it would be taking ideas and iconic elements that struck me as timeless and cool and preserving them while weaving a new story around them that’s a little more 2001. We’ve got a really strong idea and concept for the film. The title alone has tremendous amount of potential. We’ve got a really talented writer on it named Travis Beecham. We’re just getting started on the script in the next few months.”
As for how faithful the new film will be to the original, Kosinski explained:
“I saw Black Hole as a little kid. What sticks out most is the robot Maximilian. The blades and the vicious killing of Anthony Perkins. That freaked me out and that’s definitely going to be an element that will be preserved. The design of the Cygnus ship is one of the most iconic spaceships ever put to film. From a conceptual point of view, we know so much more about black holes now, the crazy things that go on as you approach them due to the intense gravitational pull and the effects on time and space. All that could provide us with some really cool film if we embrace it in a hard science way.”
The more I read about this Kosinski, the more I learn to love life.