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Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski talks Black Hole remake

02.09.2010
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Director Joseph Kosinski will be fiddling with his sequel TRON LEGACY for a while (it's not due until December), but he'll poke at another Disney update during whatever downtime he can find.

Kosinski and writer Travis Beacham (CLASH OF THE TITANS) are "re-inventing" the 1979 sci-fi flick THE BLACK HOLE, about the members of deep space exploration vessel Palomino, who encounter a black hole and a huge spacecraft suspended above it -- the long-lost Cygnus. On board the vessel, they discover the mad doctor Hans Reinhardt and an army of robots, and learn the mystery behind the Cygnus and its crew.

What goes and what stays? Kosinski tells MTV that it won't be a straight follow-up like he did with TRON, but "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 [Kubrick's] 2001."

Fans of the original shouldn't fear the disappearance of the film's coolest aspect, the protagonist's blood-red robotic bodyguard. "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."

Kosinski also spoke at the recent 5D Conference, and showed a reel of his commercials (Gears of War, Halo, etc.) and talked about how he ultimately got connected with David Fincher and the digital world of TRON.

 

Extra Tidbit: Let's hope he's got some cool upgrades for V.I.N.C.E.N.T. and B.O.B.
Source: MTV

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11:17PM on 02/09/2010

This is the Way to Do a Remake

What he's saying sounds great. Maximillian and the Cygnus are great designs. Use the iconic elements that worked, and update the parts that are dated. I just hope this doesn't become a CG-fest like the Clash of the Titans remake.
What he's saying sounds great. Maximillian and the Cygnus are great designs. Use the iconic elements that worked, and update the parts that are dated. I just hope this doesn't become a CG-fest like the Clash of the Titans remake.
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11:17PM on 02/09/2010
From what I've seen of Tron Legacy, this is good news. I, too, loved the look of Black Hole as a kid, but it was kinda weak in spots. I hope it's gonna be in 3D, too (shut yer popsicle-hole all you dimensional haters).
From what I've seen of Tron Legacy, this is good news. I, too, loved the look of Black Hole as a kid, but it was kinda weak in spots. I hope it's gonna be in 3D, too (shut yer popsicle-hole all you dimensional haters).
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11:06PM on 02/09/2010

Memories...

The old movie definitely did have some good design. That was a great spaceship. But it succumbed to the common failure of the time... trying to copy Star Wars. Cute robots and Stormtroopers. And though I loved the movie as a kid, when I re-watched it recently the dialog and "humor" was pretty fricken bad.
The old movie definitely did have some good design. That was a great spaceship. But it succumbed to the common failure of the time... trying to copy Star Wars. Cute robots and Stormtroopers. And though I loved the movie as a kid, when I re-watched it recently the dialog and "humor" was pretty fricken bad.
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