Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts enters The Black Hole

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

PROMETHEUS and THE DARKEST HOUR screenwriter Jon Spaihts is entering Disney’s BLACK HOLE.

Who knew this project even still existed? The remake of the classic (probably too strong of a word) Disney flick has been in development since at least 2010. TRON LEGACY and OBLIVION helmer Joseph Kosinski is captaining this ship, and the project may have gotten a boost with Spaihts, who has been hired to give the idling movie a kickstart.

For five years the crew of the PALOMINO has ranged through deep space, searching for evidence of alien life–with no result. Then, their mission almost at an end, they discover a giant collapsar–the largest black hole ever encountered–and, drifting perilously near it, is the long-lost legendary starship CYGNUS…Incredibly, the ship is not a lifeless hulk. Its commander–the genius who designed the CYGNUS and planned its epic voyage–still survives, served by a horde of mechanical slaves. But Commander Hans Reinhardt has no desire to be rescued. He has a rendezvous with the incredibly hellish forces of the collapsar–and he plans to take the PALOMINO’S crew along on his doomed adventure.

We’ll see if THE BLACK HOLE gets off and running soon.

PROMETHEUS star Charlize Theron

Source: THR

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