Screenwriter Jon Spaihts has been tapped to rewrite the script for Disney’s remake of The Black Hole, Heat Vision is reporting.
Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans) previously worked on the script after Disney began developing the reboot back in 2009.
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.
Spaihts is also believed to be working on a script for Universal’s reboot of The Mummy.
The Black Hole, meanwhile, will be directed by Joseph Kosinski whose directorial debut was TRON: Legacy and will be followed shortly by Oblivion, which opens April 19.