Original Prometheus Scribe Jon Spaihts Sucked into a Black Hole

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Original Prometheus Scribe Jon Spaihts Sucked into a Black HoleWhile 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 former crew and that the scientist has no intention of letting them leave.

This one could go either way in terms of if we should be covering it or not. Especially when Damon Lindelof inevitably comes in to ruin all the cool stuff Spaihts put into his script and replace it with nonsensical headsy bullshit that ultimately goes nowhere.

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