Its been a long time coming, but finally someone has decided yet another film is due the remake treatment but this time with a difference.
90’s film The Rocketeer was a major flop on release but like many films, it gained much love when released on video and has rightly become one of the greatest cult films ever.
In 2011 at a 20th year anniversary special showing, there were queues around the block, with fans dressed to the hilt in that iconic costume and obviously someone in Disney was paying attention as its been confirmed that a brand new film is in the works.
The good thing is that it will be set in the same universe as the original film, which means those events should be referenced, but it will be a total reboot and its been confirmed that a black female pilot will take over the mantle of Cliff Second who has mysteriously disappeared.
Producer Brigham Taylor whose Jungle Book has gained massive money at the box office is onboard but as of yet no director or writer has been sought.
Some reports are stating that the film will be called The Rocketeers which may suggest more than one flying backpack may be involved.
More as we get it.