The Black Hole Returns: Screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook’s Sci-Fi Classice for Disney

Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts sign on to write The Black Hole remake for Disney

In 1979, my father’s first sci-fi movie, The Black Hole, was released by Disney, one of the last films released by Ron Miller and the original Disney team. A blockbuster and the first PG movie released by Buena Vista, the Disney Studios were off limits to our family while my dad was on the Disney campus writing the film. The original director’s cut has never been released but I suspect the longer original film, with a stronger opening, creating empathy for the characters, and a more creative ending, would have made the film stronger in its initial release. We’ll never know. But now it will be remade and I believe that Jeb Rosebrook and the amazing creative team that first put the Black Hole on the screen should be recognized for their work. Not many of the actors are still alive, but Maximillian Schell would be a great interview. Stay tuned!


About Stuart Rosebrook

Stuart Rosebrook has over 25 years of professional experience in journalism, publishing, public history, television production, and non-profit management. He is currently on contract as Senior Editor for True West magazine, managing five departments. He also blogs three times a week on book news, film and television, and Western history. He is the owner of his own business, Quo Vadis Communications, LLC. His first book, At Work in Arizona: The First 100 Years, a 168-page, 5 color, photo-essay book for Alliance Bank of Arizona, with curator Marilyn Szabo, was published in Phoenix in December 2014. Other professional roles included institutional advancement and development, consultant and editor for the William and Mary Alumni Association, the Orme School of Arizona, associate editor of Arizona Highways magazine, associate producer for Falrose Productions, and an assignment editor KTVK-TV3 in Phoenix. He is a professional historian of the American West, 20th Century American History, and Public History. He has a Ph.D. and M.A. from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and a B.A. in history from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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