Exciting news! According to various reports, Walt Disney Studios is planning to reboot their cult classic film, The Rocketeer with a young girl in the lead role!
The Hollywood Reporter describes the project as,
“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 jetpack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.”
Max Winkler and Matt Spicer have been hired to write the reboot/sequel which is being titled The Rocketeers.
It was then made into a film directed by Joe Johnson and stars Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin and Timothy Dalton.