Disney is looking to dust off that old jet pack.
New studio chief Alan Horn apparently thinks the sky isn't the limit as he's set his sights on a reboot of the 1991 action adventure, "The Rocketeer," according to Vulture.
"The Rocketeer" follows the adventures of Cliff Secord (Bill Campbell), a racing pilot who discovers a rocket pack hidden by gangsters that stole it from mad inventor Howard Hughes. Soon, Cliff has reinvented himself as the Rocketeer, a high-altitude crimefighter who takes on the dastardly (yet rather suave) Neville Sinclair (a scene-stealing Timothy Dalton) and romances the gorgeous Jenny (an almost painfully hot Jennifer Connelly).
The film, directed by Joe Johnston ("Captain America: The First Avenger"), was based on the comic book character who first appeared the pages of the now-defunct Pacific Comics in 1982. Late artist Dave Stevens conceived the Rocketeer as an homage to the serial action heroes of the '30s.
"The Rocketeer" was a treat ... for the few that saw it. The film pretty much crashed and burned, despite being positioned as the 1991 counterpart to 1989's "Batman." Which makes one wonder why Disney wants to give it another shot ... though maybe it's because of the character's similarity to the studio's other armored flying superhero?
Whatever the reason, we're excited to see where this one might be going. And let the casting speculation begin as to what good-looking twentysomething actor is going to strap on that jet pack.