Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Forbidden Planet Remake

I reported about a month ago about the remake of the 1954 science fiction classic "Forbidden Planet."

It seems that the writer for the upcoming remake, J. Michael Straczynski, is non-stop talking about his idea for the new movie. It will not be a prequel and not be a remake. It will be something totally new.

“I’ve always wanted to do something involving ‘Forbidden Planet,’” Straczynski told MTV News. “It’s my favorite science-fiction film of all time. I’ve watched the rights go from one company to the next. I heard that the rights at Dreamworks were about to expire and I went to Joel Silver and said I think if you move quickly you can grab it and I can write it. And he did. It’s the dream of a lifetime to play in that universe.”

Straczynski is known mostly in film right now as the writer for "Changeling." After that, he was ready to take on "Forbidden Planet."

“I told [producer] Joel [Silver] this is how you do ‘Forbidden Planet’ without pissing on the original that no one has ever thought of,” said Straczynski. “When I told [the idea] to him, his eyes lit up. It’s not a remake. It’s not a reimagining. It’s not exactly a prequel. You’ll have to see it. It’s something that no one has thought of when it comes to this storyline.

“[When coming] up with the Krell backstory and who they are, I sat down with some of the nation’s best minds in astrophysics and planetary geology and A.I. and asked them — based on what we know now — what will a million years from now look like? The goal is to put things in there you’ve never seen before.”

A lot of detail will be put into this new "Forbidden Planet." More news to come! catch ya' later!

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