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J. Michael Straczynski (CHANGELING, "Babylon 5") has signed on to write the script for the Warner Bros. adaptation of FORBIDDEN PLANET. Joel Silver is working on the project for WB, who took over after DreamWorks put the project in turnaround (David Twohy had been developing). The original 1956 film follows a space crew sent to investigate the disappearance of a group of scientists sent on a colony expedition. When they arrive they find only two humans left - Dr. Morbius (who has doubled his intellect) and his sexed up daughter Altaira. Shortly after landing they find themselves victim of a large, mysterious monster attacking their camp. JMS, who has written for "Spider-Man," "Thor" and "Fantastic Four," has a number of scripts in the works in Hollywood including Paul Greengrass' THEY MARCHED INTO SUNLIGHT and THE FLICKERING LIGHT for Ron Howard. He's just getting started working on the script so don't expect production to begin just yet (and I'm sure Warner Bros. will be paying close attention to THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL while deciding to greenlight this film).

Extra Tidbit: Straczynski also co-wrote the upcoming Wachowski Bros. production NINJA ASSASSIN.
Source: THR

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2:09PM on 10/31/2008
double post. sorry
double post. sorry
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2:06PM on 10/31/2008

Whoa

When I clicked the link I was thinking "Hah, wouldn't it be crazy if they meant a Forbidden Planet remake. Nah, it'd never happen".

I have fond memories of watching this movie with my dad when I was a kid. It's a really good film for its time (IMO) and is the only time I have actually seen Leslie Nielson in a serious role.

My brother and I used to kick around the idea of a remake and try to figure out what it'd be like. The concept is pretty solid. Here's hoping it gets done properly.
When I clicked the link I was thinking "Hah, wouldn't it be crazy if they meant a Forbidden Planet remake. Nah, it'd never happen".

I have fond memories of watching this movie with my dad when I was a kid. It's a really good film for its time (IMO) and is the only time I have actually seen Leslie Nielson in a serious role.

My brother and I used to kick around the idea of a remake and try to figure out what it'd be like. The concept is pretty solid. Here's hoping it gets done properly. Very cool news.
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1:07PM on 10/31/2008
Classic movie. I'm game for a remake if it sticks to its Shakespearean roots.
Classic movie. I'm game for a remake if it sticks to its Shakespearean roots.
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11:54AM on 10/31/2008

robot love

gotta be neutral for now. as a huge sci fi geek i'm both scared and excited about this. first, a new gort in DTESS, now a new robot in FB. even though its old, the f/x in this film were amazing, i have the collectors tin edition which was a great dvd set, its a classic piece of sci fi, i collect toy robots, so it's all good...except i'm scared they botch it up.

guess we need to see how well they redo DTESS, and hope for the best.
gotta be neutral for now. as a huge sci fi geek i'm both scared and excited about this. first, a new gort in DTESS, now a new robot in FB. even though its old, the f/x in this film were amazing, i have the collectors tin edition which was a great dvd set, its a classic piece of sci fi, i collect toy robots, so it's all good...except i'm scared they botch it up.

guess we need to see how well they redo DTESS, and hope for the best.
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11:36AM on 10/31/2008
FORBIDDEN PLANET is a classic sci-fi, its about time it had a remake, it needs to be done right though.
FORBIDDEN PLANET is a classic sci-fi, its about time it had a remake, it needs to be done right though.
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