J MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, creator of Babylon 5, and writer of the Clint Eastwood directed Changeling, has been tapped to write the new Forbidden Planet film. Joel Silver (Warner Bros), will produce the long awaited remake of the classic 1956 science fiction film. So far there are no cast details.
The original Forbidden planet told the story of an Earth space expedition sent to check a colony of scientists on a far off planet. When they arrive they find two survivors Dr Morbius, and his daughter. Morbius has found alien technology that he uses to expand his mental powers. As the crew settles in they detect an invisible monster that wants to destroy them.
The original film was directed by Fred Wilcox. Starred: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Frances, Leslie Nelson, and Robbie the Robot.
This is the best news I’ve read in a long time concerning remakes. JMS is a great Sci-Fi writer and I’m really looking forward to his take on the classic film.