Thursday, November 23

Disney in early development stage to make new The Rocketeer film

DisneyAccording to a news report that appeared recently, Disney is in an early development stage to make a new The Rocketeer film that was originally released in 1991 as an adaptation of the then-popular 1980s indie comic from Dave Stevens.

Rocketeer

The film that was homage to the serials of the 1930s and 1940s followed a character named Cliff Secord a stunt pilot who discovered a rocket pack and suit that allowed him to fight against mobsters and Nazis, while also eluding capture by the FBI.

The report says that the new The Rocketeer film will be both a sequel and a reboot with the main protagonist being a black female character.

Disney has hired Max Winkler and Matt Spicer to pen the script of the film. Of importance at this juncture is that the current working title of the project is The Rocketeers.

The plural form of the title coupled with the information that it will be a sequel and a reboot, kind of points towards the fact that Cliff Secord may still be in the film and that the franchise will not be rebooted completely from scratch.