by Jason Snell
Return of the Rocketeer
From the Hollywood Reporter comes news of a “Rocketeer” revival:
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.
The 1991 film is an incredibly fun piece of retro style. I’m looking forward to this sequel.