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VHS collectors seem to be coming out of the woodwork lately. What many thought was a dead format seems to be making a major resurgence, similar to the way vinyl did. We wouldn’t dream of telling you that the quality of a VHS cassette provides superior picture, sound, or anything. But it is certainly a lot of nostalgic fun to revisit some of the more obscure titles by way of your Vcr. Be Kind, Rewind is your one stop destination for all the information you could ever want about horror films exclusively available on VHS. We will give you the low-down on the title we are re-visiting, including where to find it, the going rate, a review of the film, and we will even provide an expert recommendation as to whether the title is worth the money. If this segment is successful, we will be examining more titles in the upcoming weeks, »
- Tyler Doupe
While we all wait for someone with a clue to help director Ridley Scott finally get a sequel to Prometheus off the ground, the film's original writer, Jon Spaihts, has drifted off into a new galaxy where no one can here him scream (out of frustration).
According to THR, Spaihts has been hired to kickstart a remake of the 1979 classic The Black Hole, which has Joe Kosinski - the filmmaker behind the upcoming Tom Cruise sci-fi pic Oblivion - attached to direct.
The original followed a group of space explorers aboard the USS Palomino who come across a lost ship, the USS Cygnus, hovering outside a black hole. Inside the Cygnus the explorers meet a scientist commanding an army of faceless robots, who explains that his crew deserted him as he planned to go through the black hole. The explorers soon discover that the robots are the remnants of the »
- Uncle Creepy
Jon Spaihts, the scribe behind "The Darkest Hour" and the more direct "Alien"-prequel inspired drafts of "Prometheus," has been hired to work on the script for Disney's reboot of its 1979 sci-fi epic "The Black Hole".
The original, at the time the most expensive film the studio ever made, followed a group of space explorers aboard the USS Palomino.
The group come across a lost ship, the USS Cygnus, hovering outside a black hole. Inside, they meet a scientist (Maximilian Schell) commanding an army of faceless robots who says the crew deserted him as he planned to go through the black hole.
The explorers soon discover that the robots are the remnants of the former crew and that the scientist has no intention of letting them leave.
The new version has been described as a big-scale epic that is "philosophical and somewhat dark in tone". It's unknown if the robots Maximillian, »
- Garth Franklin
The project was first put into development way back in 2009, when Joseph Kosinski was prepping his directorial debut Tron: Legacy. Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim) was first brought on to write the script, although we have heard very little about the project over the past few years.
The 1979 original film The Black Hole was the most expensive film Disney had ever made, at the time. Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, and Ernest Borgnine starred in this sci-fi thriller about a group of space explorers who find a ship dubbed the USS Cygnus right outside of a black hole. Once they board the mysterious vessel, they find a mad scientist whose crew had abandoned him before entering the black hole. No story details were given for this new version, »
Disney are moving forward with their plan to "reinvent" the 1979 sci-fi film, and have brought Prometheus co-writer Jon Spaihts on board the project to work on the script. The original movie was a strange, ambitious, but ultimately failed attempt to give the sci-fi action a philosophical twist. Although it had its moments for sure: A pretty intimidating bright red robot named Maximilian, and some very dark moments you'd be hard pressed to see in a so called kid's movie today. The Black Hole spawned toys, comic books etc but never reached the level of popularity Disney had clearly envisioned for it. The story followed a group of space explorers aboard the USS Palomino who come across a lost ship, the USS Cygnus, hovering outside a black hole. Inside the Cygnus, the explorers meet a scientist commanding an army of faceless robots, who explains that his crew deserted him as »
Disney's plan for a remake of their 1979 sci-fi film The Black Hole now includes screenwriter Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). Spaihts has been tapped to rewrite the script for director Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy). The original film starred Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins and Ernest Borgnine in a story that followed space explorers aboard the USS Palomino who come across a lost ship near a black hole. Inside the ship, the explorers meet a scientist who has plans of entering the black hole with his army of faceless robots in tow. Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans) previously worked on the script after Disney began developing the remake back in 2009. Hit the jump for more, including the trailer for the original film. Heat Vision reports that Spaihts will be the man behind the pen of The Black Hole rewrite. The write-up calls the remake "a big idea, philosophical and somewhat dark in tone. »
- Dave Trumbore
Disney’s reinvention of its 1979 sci-fi movie The Black Hole is getting a new engine. Prometheus co-writer Jon Spaihts has been hired to kickstart the project, which has Joe Kosinski, the filmmaker behind the upcoming Tom Cruise sci-fi pic Oblivion, attached to direct. Justin Springer, who produced Kosinski’s feature debut Tron Legacy, is producing Black Hole. Black Hole was the most expensive movie Disney ever made when it was released in 1979 with a cast that included Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, and Ernest Borgnine. Photos: Never-Seen Photos From 'Prometheus' The original followed a group of space
- Borys Kit
It's not clear yet what form the Oscars' tribute to the James Bond franchise will take. On Friday, the Academy announced it had booked Shirley Bassey for her first-ever Oscar show appearance, so at the very least, we're likely get to hear her belt out one or more of the three Bond movie theme songs she recorded ("Moonraker," "Diamonds Are Forever" and of course, "Goldfinger"). We also know Adele will be on hand to sing her currently nominated theme to "Skyfall." Beyond that, Oscar host Seth MacFarlane has made a promo clip where he plays a bartender who makes fun of James Bond (Pierce Brosnan, in an archival clip) for the distinctive way he orders his martini. Otherwise, there are few clues as to what shape the tribute will take, though there is a rumor that all six men who've played 007 -- Daniel Craig, Brosnan, Timothy Dalton, Roger Moore, George Lazenby »
- Gary Susman
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