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17 items from 2008


Forbidden Planet Re-Do To Be a Trilogy?

23 December 2008 3:08 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

A classic science fiction movie before its time. That’s what I thought of the 1956 film, Forbidden Planet.

As far as I’m concerned, it’s a classic film that will always stand the test of time. It had suspense, comedic cast support, a brave space crew, a tortured scientist, the hot but super intelligent young lady and a mysterious monster lurking just out of sight. All woven together masterfully in a screenplay by Cyril Hume, directed by Fred M. Wilcox and translated to us by stars such as Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen (no, he wasn’t the comedic support) and Robby the Robot.

 

As fellow Screen Rant writer Brian Ketler put it, Forbidden Planet is “Based loosely on ‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare and tells the tale of the search for the missing [human] colonists of the planet Altair-4. The rescue team discovers the remains of an ancient alien civilization, »

- Bruce Simmons

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James Cameron may helm "Forbidden Planet"

23 December 2008 12:09 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

According to IESB.net, James Cameron may be interested in directing the remake of Forbidden Planet. Apparently, Cameron's sparked a new interest since Warner Bros. decided to resurrect the project after it fell to pieces a while back. Cameron had shown interest in this just after his "Titanic" box office success. This has not been confirmed by the studio so should not be taken seriously until such a time. The J. Michael Straczynski written script is a this remake of the 1956 classic sci-fi flick helmed by Fred M. Wilcox. Cameron's currently working on his 3D masterpiece "Avatar" »

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James Cameron may helm "Forbidden Planet"

23 December 2008 12:09 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

According to IESB.net, James Cameron may be interested in directing the remake of Forbidden Planet. Apparently, Cameron's sparked a new interest since Warner Bros. decided to resurrect the project after it fell to pieces a while back. Cameron had shown interest in this just after his "Titanic" box office success. This has not been confirmed by the studio so should not be taken seriously until such a time. The J. Michael Straczynski written script is a this remake of the 1956 classic sci-fi flick helmed by Fred M. Wilcox. Cameron's currently working on his 3D masterpiece "Avatar" »

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James Cameron may helm "Forbidden Planet"

23 December 2008 12:09 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

According to IESB.net, James Cameron may be interested in directing the remake of Forbidden Planet. Apparently, Cameron's sparked a new interest since Warner Bros. decided to resurrect the project after it fell to pieces a while back. Cameron had shown interest in this just after his "Titanic" box office success. This has not been confirmed by the studio so should not be taken seriously until such a time.The J. Michael Straczynski written script is a this remake of the 1956 classic sci-fi flick helmed by Fred M. Wilcox. Cameron's currently working on his 3D masterpiece "Avatar" which is helming and writing. The film stars Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana and Giovanni Ribisi. »

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James Cameron may helm "Forbidden Planet"

23 December 2008 12:09 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

According to IESB.net, James Cameron may be interested in directing the remake of Forbidden Planet. Apparently, Cameron's sparked a new interest since Warner Bros. decided to resurrect the project after it fell to pieces a while back. Cameron had shown interest in this just after his "Titanic" box office success. This has not been confirmed by the studio so should not be taken seriously until such a time. The J. Michael Straczynski written script is a this remake of the 1956 classic sci-fi flick helmed by Fred M. Wilcox. Cameron's currently working on his 3D masterpiece "Avatar" »

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James Cameron to Remake Forbidden Planet

22 December 2008 11:25 AM, PST | ReelLoop.com | See recent Reel Loop news »

 

Forbidden Planet rumors have been circulating for some time regarding a rehash of Robby the Robot. David Fincher, Christopher Nolan and many more big name directors have been batted around but here's one we haven't heard for a few years: James Cameron. Yes, the man behind Titanic, The Terminator and The Abyss still has some interest in reviving the 1956 sci-fi hit, according to an unnamed source at IESB. »

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James Cameron Heads To The Forbidden Planet

20 December 2008 7:53 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Day the Earth Stood Still currently stands, precariously, atop the box office heap. That means everyone is now looking for the next 1950's science fiction movie to remake. These movies are now considered classics even though no one would even think about renting or buying them on DVD. The next "rent a title that sounds familiar" with robots from the Eisenhower era headed to the big screen might be Forbidden Planet. But wait, there's more, famous big-cheese director James Cameron is considering directing.....again. The guys at IESB say Cameron may want to direct the script written by Babylon 5 and Changeling writer J. Michael Straczynski. This isn't the first time Cameron has been interested in remaking the 1956 film that features Robby the Robot. He was reportedly considering the same movie do-over way back in 1998. That's ten years on earth but probably much longer on Altair IV. Cameron is »

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Blade Runner Named Best Sci-Fi Movie Ever

4 December 2008 10:59 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Blade Runner has been named the best sci-fi movie of all time in a new online poll.

The futuristic film, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer, tops a list compiled by editors at Moviefone.com - beating all the Star Wars, Alien, and Terminator movies hands down.

Moviefone editors explain their choice, "A box office dud at the time of its release, this movie has undergone more facelifts than Joan Rivers. Regardless, it's a dark future with film noir elements dripping from every pore."

The poll also throws down the gauntlet for movie makers to create a new contender - none of the top 25 was made in the 21st Century.

The top ten is as follows:

Blade Runner, 1982

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, 1980

Aliens, 1986

Star Wars: A New Hope, 1977

The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951

The Matrix, 1999

Terminator 2, Judgement Day, 1991

The Thing, 1982

Alien, 1979

Forbidden Planet, 1956. »

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Straczynski Corrects Forbidden Planet Rumors

8 November 2008 8:34 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

After the critical success of his first-draft-straight-to-shooting script for Changeling (starring Angelina Jolie), Hollywood is finally cluing in to the true potential of writer J. Michael Straczynski. The creative genius behind Babylon 5, Straczynski (or Jms as he is more affectionately known), has his sights currently set on one of the true classics of the Sci-Fi genre:

Forbidden. Planet.

 

This week word of the new version of the classic Sci-Fi film surfaced on the internet and Jms has chimed in to let people know that report is not accurate.

AintItCool writer “Beaks” claims:

“We have additional info that indicates this is not so much a “remake” as a complementary piece to the Fred M. Wilcox/Cyril Hume classic.”

A sequel to the 1956 movie? Not so fast! According to Jms himself:

“That report is totally incorrect. It’s not going to be retro, and it’s not going to be a continuation. »

- Brian Kettler

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J. Michael Straczynski Talks 'The Forbidden Planet'

6 November 2008 5:15 PM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

The remake of The Forbidden Planet has danced around Hollywood for years, with various big names like James Cameron dropping in and out of the project. Now it's finally moving forward at Warner Bros, with determined producer Joel Silver at the production helm, and the ever-popular J. Michael Straczynski penning the script. Still, it was news that wasn't welcome to several of our readers, which is understandable. It's a sci-fi classic, and beloved by many.

Well, this might ease your fears a little bit. The gang over at Ain't It Cool News snagged some exclusive details. Apparently, Straczynski's script will be more of a continuation, or a companion piece, than an actual remake. It's possible the new movie retcons the story a bit, and leaves Altair 4 intact and alive. The beloved Robby the Robot will be in it, and the movie will be "an enormous, giant, retro sci-fi movie ... nothing »

- Elisabeth Rappe

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New 'Forbidden Planet' Continuation not Remake

6 November 2008 12:38 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Harry Knowles at Ain’t it Cool News provided his site with additional information regarding the just-announced remake of Forbidden Planet.

The movie, to be written by J. Michael Straczynski and produced by Joel Silver will be more a sequel than remake.  The presumption is that Altair 4 did not blow up at the end of the Fred M. Wilcox/Cyril Hume classic.

The report goes on to say that the look will be that of an "enormous, giant, retro sci-fi movie"; likely retaining the original designs.  All concerned have confirmed that the beloved Robby the Robot will return with his design unaltered.

Meantime, Straczynski confirmed that he has just finished a rewrite to the Thor script for director Kenneth Branagh. »

- Robert Greenberger

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'Angels and Demons' Goes Viral, Pattinson in 'Ashes', 'Planet of the Apes' Reboot and More

31 October 2008 5:50 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

(clockwise from top left) Daveigh Chase in S. Darko, Chris Nolan, Gears of War, Robert Downey Jr. on set of Sherlock Holmes, Angels and Demons' Vatican bomb, Fanboys poster, Robert Pattinson in Little Ashes, Spider-Man Angels and Demons has already gone viral with a site called AltarsofScience.com previewing a photo of a ticking time bomb beneath the Vatican. Devin Faraci at Chud has word of a remake of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes called Genesis: Apes that was written by Rick Jaffa (The Relic) and Amanda Silver (The Relic and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle). The film is something of an origin story centering on a baby monkey that is raised in a human household and shows signs of great intelligence and the ability to talk. The monkey grows up and sees mommy getting attacked, kills the attacker and is subsequently shipped off to an Ape »

- Brad Brevet

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World War Z scribe tapped to write Forbidden Planet redux

31 October 2008 10:37 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

I often get Forbidden Planet mixed up with René Laloux's stellar Fantastic Planet so when I scanned this article in The Hollywood Reporter this morning I almost choked on my latte. Upon a second look though it was indeed clear that Babylon 5 creator and witer of the amazing World War Z screenplay, J. Michael Straczynski, has been hired on to write a redo of Forbidden Planet, the 1956 scifi flick.

Forbidden Planet was about A starship crew who goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. It was a precursor to Star Trek (beam me up Scotty and all) and starred Walter Pigeon, Leslie Nielsen, and a very hot Anne Francis. Oh yeah and a robot named Robby who made some mean hooch. »

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Jms Heads to 'Forbidden Planet'

31 October 2008 6:41 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

This year's Halloween might be dominated by Heath Ledger Jokers, but a few years from now, expect Robby the Robot to be the costume to beat.

That's right, sports fans, Fordbidden Planet is coming back to theaters with a fresh relaunch. The Hollywood Reporter says that fan-friendly scribe J. Michael Straczynski is writing the script for Warner Bros., with Joel Silver producing through Silver Pictures.

Released in 1956, Forbidden Planet features a space expedition to a far-off colony populated by scientists. When they arrive, they find only the troubled Dr. Morbius and his daughter. Morbius, now smarter due to alien technology, warns that there's an invisible monster terrorizing the planet. Dubbed a "monster from the id," the scientist, his daughter and the expedition's captain band together to fight the creature and survive the encounter. Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen starred in the picture. The longest lasting effect of the »

- Josh Wigler

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J. Michael Straczynski Writing Forbidden Planet Remake

31 October 2008 6:00 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The classic 1956 sci-fi film Forbidden Planet is next to be remade. Warner Brothers and Joel Silver have picked up writer J. Michael Straczynski, one of the starters of "Babylon 5" and writer of Clint Eastwood's Changeling most recently, as well as the recent Thor comics for Marvel, to rewrite Cyril Hume's script. Over the years, this project has been in the hands of James Cameron and David Twohy amongst many others, but only recently did it settle at Warner Brothers. The original follows a starship crew that is sent to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. Unfortunately the original Forbidden Planet is one of the few classic sci-fi movies I haven't yet seen, but that might change this weekend. Obviously the remake will have to be modernized and as long as Straczynski writes a grittier, »

- Alex Billington

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J. Michael Straczynski writing an update of "Forbidden Planet"

31 October 2008 4:04 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

According to sources, the Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski, who also wrote the Clint Eastwood helmed "Changeling," is now writing an update of the classic "Forbidden Planet" for Warner Bros. Pictures. Joel Silver will producing via his Silver Pictures company. Warners picked this up earlier this year. When we last heard of this, it was set up at DreamWorks with David Twohy ("The Chronicles of Riddick") set to direct. Before that, James Cameron was supposed to helm it for New Line Cinema. Fred Wilcock helmed the original film which aired on March 15th, 1956 and told of an expedition sent to check on a scientist colony on a distant planet. Here, the find two people who have survived a monster, a man who has increased his intellect with technology and his daughter. This starred Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen. »

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'Changeling' scribe on 'Forbidden Planet'

30 October 2008 8:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

J. Michael Straczynski, the writer of the Clint Eastwood-directed "Changeling," is penning a long-in-the-works update of sci-fi classic "Forbidden Planet" for Warner Bros. Joel Silver is producing via Silver Pictures.

Warners picked up the project on the down-low earlier this year. As late as last year, it was set up at DreamWorks with David Twohy attached to direct. Prior to that, New Line had it. James Cameron, Nelson Gidding and Stirling Silliphant have been associated with the remake over the years.

Released in 1956, "Planet" told the tale of an expedition sent from Earth to check on a colony of scientists on a far-off planet. They find two members, a man who has found alien technology that doubled his intellect, Dr. Morbius, and his daughter, both of whom have managed to survive an unseen monster roaming the planet.

The movie, directed by Fred Wilcox, starred Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen, »

- By Borys Kit and Jay A. Fernandez

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