‘Rocketeer’ Getting the Reboot?

You all know the game by now – ff you can’t think of anything original, reboot an old title!  It looks like Disney may be doing just that (again), as the rumor mill is claiming they have plans to bring The Rocketeer to new audiences.  It’s been more than 20 years since the original Rocketeer movie was on the big screen, so at least they waited longer than most studios tend to.

In case you don’t know the story of The Rocketeer:

The first movie was an adaptation of a comic that followed the story of a super hero-like figure in the 1930s by the name of Cliff Secord.  His chief super power?  A found rocket pack that lets him fly about.  After figuring out how to use the thing, Cliff decides to use his techno-abilities to fight evil, mainly in the form of classic 30s bad guys like gangsters and Nazis.

Currently, Disney’s still looking for a writer for the reboot so don’t put your money down on production just yet.

Anyone out there have an opinion on this one?  Like the original?  Hate the original?  Couldn’t care less?


Thanks to slashfilm for the heads-up.

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