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Is the Black Hole Remake Too Dark for Disney?

Disney has found much success with its live-action adaptations of earlier animated movies. But when it comes to rebooting or remaking their own classic live-action movies from the 70s and 80s, they've had a far less impressive track record. Tron: Legacy teeters on being considered an outright bomb, and this led to their planned Black Hole remake getting indefinitely shelved. But there may have been bigger issues behind The Black Hole's delay than the lackluster performance of Tron 2.

Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski had actually teamed up with his producer from that movie, Sean Bailey, to start developing the Black Hole remake over seven years ago, which would have revamped the 1979 sci-fi thriller. Passengers screenwriter Jon Spaihts was hired to come in and do a rewrite. Though that project never moved foreword, Spaihts did stick with Disney, and has since co-written the screenplay for this weekend's Doctor Strange.

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