They’re Rebooting The Rocketeer – ManlyMovie

They’re Rebooting The Rocketeer


Remember that movie from the 1990’s about the fellow with a rocket strapped to his back?  Looks like it’s getting the update treatment.  According to HollywoodReporter, ‘The Rocketeer’ will get a requel;

Walt Disney Studios is developing a reboot of the 1991 action-adventure movie, hiring Max Winkler and Matt Spicer to pen the script, which is being titled The Rocketeers.

The project, in the early development stages, is considered a sequel-reboot and, in a modern-day twist, will be headlined by a black female character.

Brigham Taylor, who produced The Jungle Book with Jon Favreau, is producing along with Blake Griffin of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and Ryan Kalil of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Griffin and Kalil are partners in a new venture called Mortal Media and approached Taylor with the idea for the reboot.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen this movie.  I do recall Timothy Dalton may have appeared in it, probably one of the few times I’ve seen him outside his (respectable) Bond stint.