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Tron Legacy's Joseph Kosinski to direct a sci-fi action flick called Archangels for Ridley Scott!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Good ol' Borys Kit at THR's Heatvision Blog has the scoop on another future project for Joseph Kosinski, the director of the upcoming geek tentpole Tron Legacy. He's had the Black Hole remake for a little bit, but now there's a more interesting project, an original sci-fi action tale from a spec script by newbie Andrew Will called Archangels which is about an elite squad that tracks aliens who get past Earth's defense system. Sounds like it has a ring of Blade Runner, doesn't it? Scott Free's Ridley and Tony Scott are producing the picture. Kosinski doing The Black Hole is very interesting, but give me a new story any day. Thoughts? -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • July 13, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST


    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

  • July 13, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Sounds fantastic!!!

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    It looks like Hollywood does have some young talent who is willing to pick up the ball and run with it!

  • July 13, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    I agree...

    by vettebro

    It sounds very promising. Here's hoping we get some good movies for a change.

  • July 13, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Sounds like MEN IN BLACK

    by Mike_D

  • July 13, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Quint.. check your mail...

    by SunTzu77

    Trailer is up for M. Nights next atrocity! <br>

  • July 13, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Is Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones gonna star?

    by Mike_D

  • July 13, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    Sounds cool

    by Monolith_Jones

    As long as it doesn't have to do with actual angels.

  • July 13, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    I like the sound of that!

    by Nice Marmot

    Now skip the Black Hole remake! Jesus, what's next, Condorman?

  • July 13, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Actually, a re-imagining of THE BLACK HOLE...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    ...could be BATTLESTAR GALACTICA good! <p>The first one was sooooo serious in its visibles and pathetic flybys of the spaceships. It was almost as if they were TRYING to show how much money they spent on the special effects. <p> However, the concept of TBH was interesting...even if the overall story was boring.

  • July 13, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I first thought of Men In Black, too

    by Jaka

    But that's more about dealing with aliens who are already living here freely, but not openly. Still, original sci-fi from the people involved sounds cool. Still not against the Black Hole remake, though (strangely).

  • July 13, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Here the windup, and the pitch...

    by ATARI

    Men in Black meets Blade Runner.

  • July 13, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Consider This, Quint:

    by Uzala

    Imagine a movie like "Archangels" gets made, but for whatever reason, it turns out poorly. For years afterward, those who remember it recall it had an interesting enough premise, but unfortunately not much else. Now imagine if there was a chance to remake it into a good movie. That's where I am now regarding "The Black Hole." I like the idea of "The Black Hole," but I don't like the actual movie. I'm not a fan of how remake crazy Hollywood (and I suppose the general movie-going public) have become in recent years, but this is one of the few remakes I'm actually interested in on some level. So frankly, I'd rather see "The Black Hole" I wish we'd gotten back in 1979 get made first. If there's an actual chance of this happening, that is.

  • July 13, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST


    by rodneyfaile

    I hope they pay tribute to BladeRunner with a cool 2019 setting complete with acid rain, neon umbrellas, and noir lighting. BladeRunner is a WORK OF ART. No one has come close to creating anything like it.

  • July 13, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 13, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    God's In His Heaven<p>All's Right In the World

    by StarWarsRedux

  • July 13, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Blade Runner with aliens?

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Sounds interesting. But if one of the human hunters finds out he's actaually an alien himself...that would take the similarity too far. And I'd rather Scott do an original sci-fi himself and give the Alien prequel to Kosinski.

  • July 13, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Otherwise known as America's Sheriff.

  • July 13, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • July 13, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Color me intrigued.

    by sevadro

    "Archangels" is one of those titles that make my ears go up. If its done thoughtfully - a smart sci-fi story - which we so desperately need - I'm all in. Track those bastards down.

  • July 13, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    You can make all the Black Hole's you want but

    by BetterCallSaul

    nobody should ever remake the last starfighter or starman or flight of the navigator.

  • July 13, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    ALIENS should turn out to be ANGELS!

    by theebluewolf

    Wouldn't it be cool if the elite squad of alien hunters were actually tracking aliens, who were actually angels??? Maybe kind of homage to Evangelion!!!

  • July 13, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    re-imaged black hole

    by BikerZero

    one could only hope for it to recreated the obnoxiously in your face judeo-christian having the antagonist inside the skins of his creation Maximilian ( funny note name of the actor who plays the antagonist is also named Maximilian) in HELL. and the church stained windows when they go through the black come again? but i hope it's that realistic again cuz sure would be swell to cater to the delusions of some people for entertainment.

  • July 13, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    I really want the Black Hole remake

    by TheJudger

    I love the original, but I'm actually not against a remake. I want to see what a reinvisioned take on the story will look like, even more so after seeing what this dude is doing with Tron. He came in on a revisionist tab, unlike Neil Blomp, So he I have less aversions to him doing revisionist work. As long as he brings his own voice and ideas into it. You dont have to remake the same movie just because it deals with the same subject matter. If we lose him from the Black Hole flick I will be sad.

  • July 13, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    It Sounds Like The TV Series "UFO"

    by Media Messiah

    I wish someone would make a Space: 1999 film, maybe retitled Space: 2199? I understand that a UFO film is being made, my favorite of the two related series. Hope they stay faithful to UFO, as it is the greatest science fiction series, second only to the original Twilight Zone.

  • July 13, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Black Hole more interesting

    by catlettuce4

    I'd love to see it remade... that's what we always are asking for isn't it? Remake the flawed films, not the great ones?

  • July 13, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Sounds like it has a ring of Blade Runner, doesn't it?

    by Fleet

    NO - It sounds like it has a ring of Men in Black, actually.

  • July 13, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Sounds Fantastic

    by Cobbio

    I really like what I've seen from Kosinski, so this guy directing an original science fiction story?<p> Hell yes. I'm already way interested. Can't wait to see where this goes.

  • July 13, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Oh Good Another "Sci-Fi"

    by Autodidact

    Set on earth, starring aliens in disguise as humans. Where technology is so advanced they can make the world look however they want, and the world looks like 2010 shitsville present-day. <p>Twunt sharts!

  • July 13, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Sounds more like "X-COM: UFO Defense"

    by Toe Jam

    Which I always thought could make a pretty kick-ass movie. God, I loved that game.

  • July 13, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    New story?

    by SmokingRobot

    Damn, I was hoping for another remake, prequel or sequel.

  • July 14, 2010, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Sounds like ET disclosure!!!

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    The truth is coming! ;-)

  • July 14, 2010, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Black Hole Remake

    by lochkray

    The original had an interresting look, and a great theme...Oh, and Anthony Perkins. Otherwise, it was fairly weak. I'd love to see it remade. The premise (essentially 20,000 leagues under the sea in space) was actually pretty good. It just didn't get executed very well. Well worth being reworked into something more substantial. Like somebody else here said, remake the flawed movies - I can't think of a better example.

  • July 14, 2010, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah

    by lochkray

    The original also had Ernest Borgnine blowing up. That was cool.

  • July 14, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Men in Black + Illegal Immigration commentary

    by thommcg


  • July 14, 2010, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Do the Forever War Ridley Scott

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    ya shithead!

  • July 14, 2010, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Sounds cool.......

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Between this and 'The Forever War' which, Ridley Scott himself is scheduled to do using some of the virtual camera technology that Cameron developed for Avatar, there seems to be a good slate of stuff to look forward to from Scott Free productions.

  • July 14, 2010, 6:07 a.m. CST

    I don't think Quint has seen Blade Runner.


    He might even think it's a dramedy.

  • July 14, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST

    How does this sound remotely like Blade Runner?

    by Acid_Frio

  • July 14, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

    TBH was...

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder of the strangest shits that Disney ever took. It was as if they took two diametrically opposed movies, one a cutesy space adventure straight out of the 50's with hick-accented robots and the shiny form-fitting jumpsuits, and then bent it over and jammed a post-"2001 - A Space Odyssey", pseudo-"heavy", babbling-stoner-shit-philosophy "message" movie up it's ass. <p>Result: A fascinatingly schizophrenic mess. An under-thought, over-cooked script, hammy acting passed off as profundity, wildly unpredictable shifts in tone and some pretty nifty matte screens mashed together with Krofft-level puppet madness. <p>It's such a mess that I'd kinda hate to see anybody try to clean it up. It should stand alone, unrevised and pure, a lonely, windswept highway-gravemarker of what happens when two utterly incompatible movies head-on at ninety miles an hour. "Archangels" - ? We'll just see, won't we? 'Way too early to be forming any opinions just yet....

  • July 14, 2010, 7 a.m. CST

    Warhammer 40k

    by DannyOcean01

    Ridley, or some director he hand-picks, should just get a Warhammer 40k film into production. It'll cost a fortune, and will probably be too dark for the studios, but space hulks, terminator marines and chaos warps would look fantastic in the cinema. The Horus Heresy would make Avatar look like Tellytubbies.

  • July 14, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Y'all beat me to it...

    by Lemure_v2

    Blade Runner? Try Men In Black.

  • July 14, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST

    as long as it doesn't suck as much as Blade Runner

    by spidercoz

    go for it

  • July 14, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Ohhhh, its a Men in Black sequel!

    by D.Vader

    Men in Black's SWAT team, huh? AWESOMELY ORIGINAL!!!!!

  • July 14, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    The Forever War...

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Along with Rendezvous With Rama and Childhood's End, this is the film I most want to see. Ridley Scott would be the ideal director of course - but I wouldn't mind Nolan or Cameron taking a stab at it.

  • July 14, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST


    by wonderboy2402

    Sounds like there premise. Government military organization tasked with intercepting alien threats that breach our skys and deploy to downed enemy craft and neutralise the menace.

  • July 14, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Sounds like Gerry Anderson's UFO!

    by EvilEvolutionist

    "An elite squad that tracks aliens who get past Earth's defense system." Sounds promising. Will it have a moonbase, interceptors, and maybe...Sky One?

  • July 14, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    I agree with BP...

    by Baryonyx

    ...Ridley Scott should be concentrating on The Forever War, which he was linked to a while back. Handled right, Forever War would be fu**ing brilliant.

  • July 14, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    ...isn't Scott also linked with 'Ion', another large-scale science fiction script?

  • July 15, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST


    by Mifune73

    Exactly what I was thinking.