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James Cameron to Direct Forbidden Planet Remake? December 19, 2008 8:04 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Forbidden Planet, Movies, News.
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forbiddenplanet-11208IESB is reporting that James Cameron is very interested in directing Warner Bros.’ remake of Forbidden Planet.  The project has actually been on Cameron’s radar for the better part of a decade, when AICN posted info on it back in 1998, but it never came to be.  Warner Bros. recently hired Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski to write the screenplay.

Cameron’s next film is the 3-D sci-fi epic Avatar, which is scheduled to hit theaters December 25, 2009.

JMS To Write Forbidden Planet Remake November 2, 2008 2:55 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Casting, Forbidden Planet, Movies, News.

Babylon 5 creator/writer J. Michael Straczynski has been signed by Warner Bros. to write the long-in-development update to the Sci-Fi classic Forbidden Planet.

JMS recently wrote the script to the Clint Eastwood-directed film Changeling.

The original film was released in 1956 and told the story of an expedition sent from Earth to check on a colony of scientists on a far-off planet. Joel Silver is producing the project.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter