Vulture got the inside scoop from unnamed “spies” familiar with the studio’s plans. The Rocketeer
remake / reboot / whatever you want to call it will be one of the first major projects developed under new studio chief Alan Horn, who took over the post in June. It’s kind of a surprising move, seeing as the original film fared poorly at the box office despite a heavy marketing push. As the site points out, however, it could be Horn’s effort to dig into Disney’s own properties instead of relying solely on acquisitions like the Muppets and the Marvel superhero stable.