Even though Tron Legacy doesn't hit theaters until December, and while much work is still being done on the film's visual effects, director Joseph Kosinski is already busy on his next project: remaking Disney's The Black Hole.
"We've got a really strong idea and concept for the film," Kosinski told MTV. "The title alone has tremendous amount of potential. We've got a really talented writer on it named Travis Beacham. We're just getting started on the script in the next few months."
"It won't be a sequel like 'Tron,'" he explained. "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.'"
So what does Kosinski intend to keep from the 1979 original?
"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."
Much like Kosinski's design work for the new Tron movie (which you can see in our Tron Legacy pictures gallery) elements of the new Black Hole will clearly follow the lineage of the original... but what about all that 70's cheese?
"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."
To see what Kosinski and Beacham are starting with, check out The Black Hole (1979) trailer.