David and Jessica Oyelowo are set to provide Walt Disney’s reboot of the 1991 action-adventure film The Rocketeer.
The sequel The Return of The Rocketeer shall be produced by the Oyelowo’s Yoruba Saxon Productions banner, with David Oyelowo presumably taking a starring function. Ed Ricourt is penning the screenplay, with Brigham Taylor additionally producing together with Yoruba Saxon.
Deadline was first to disclose information of the reboot sequel. The Rocketeer was primarily based on the favored Eighties indie comedian by Dave Stevens and, like Star Wars and Raiders of the Misplaced Ark, was a loving homage to the serials of the Thirties and Forties.
The story adopted Cliff Secord, a stunt pilot who discovers a rocket pack and swimsuit to die for and turns into embroiled with mobsters and Nazis, in addition to Howard Hughes and the FBI. The Joe Johnston-directed film starred Billy Campbell as Secord, Jennifer Connelly as his aspiring actress (a Betty Web page homage) girlfriend, Timothy Dalton as an Errol Flynn-type actor who’s a Nazi spy and Alan Arkin as Secord’s mechanic.
Disney has lengthy thought of a reboot of the film, however needed to wait earlier than a recent view on the characters in The Rocketeers got here into focus.
Oyelowo labored with the Disney on 2016’s chess drama Queen of Katwe, and can subsequent be seen in Doug Liman’s sci-fi thriller Chaos Strolling and the Blumhouse manufacturing Solely You.