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!


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