Rocketeer Reboot in the Works

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The house of mouse is about to reboot the 1991 film The Rocketeer. According to The Hollywood Reporter

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.

If you recall the original film, based on a 1980’s indie comic, followed Cliff Secord (Billy Campbell) who found a rocket pack and suit. Then was being chased by the Nazis, mobsters, FBI and Howard Hughes.

HR is saying that the…

The new take keeps the story in a period setting and offers a fresh view on the characters. Set six years after the original Rocketeer and after Secord has vanished while fighting the Nazis, an unlikely new hero emerges: a young African–American female pilot, who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jet-pack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.

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