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  • "Forbidden Planet" news - SPOILERS POSSIBLE

    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.
    Full article here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...453b8ea7d5fc00

  • #2
    I do believe that this is the film that's "near and dear to everyone's" hear he was talking about earlier in the year.

    Lensman and now Frobidden Planet. Nice to know they've got somebody who loves and respects the material.

    Jan
    "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jan View Post
      I do believe that this is the film that's "near and dear to everyone's" hear he was talking about earlier in the year.

      Lensman and now Frobidden Planet. Nice to know they've got somebody who loves and respects the material.

      Jan
      Shouldn't this be considered a rewrite/reimagining?.

      I'm not that thrilled that they're remaking it, in many ways it is the archetype for much of the science fiction we enjoy to this day. If anybody does it, I feel better with jms and his pen. I wonder how he'll monkey with it?
      What a wonderful world you live in. -
      Yeah, well, the rent is cheap, the pay is decent and I get to make my own hours.

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      • #4
        Well, at least they have picked a writer who is widely known to have the utmost respect for the original. I still wish they would leave it alone though.
        The Optimist: The glass is half full
        The Pessimist: The glass is half empty
        The Engineer: The glass is twice as big as it needs to be

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        • #5
          Originally posted by glindros View Post
          Shouldn't this be considered a rewrite/reimagining?.
          Not a rewrite, but of course it'll be a reimagining.

          I'm not that thrilled that they're remaking it, in many ways it is the archetype for much of the science fiction we enjoy to this day. If anybody does it, I feel better with jms and his pen. I wonder how he'll monkey with it?
          It'll be interesting to see. SF aspects aside, I thought the love story was unbelievable in the extreme.

          Jan
          "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jan View Post
            Not a rewrite, but of course it'll be a reimagining.


            It'll be interesting to see. SF aspects aside, I thought the love story was unbelievable in the extreme.

            Jan
            Live on a deserted world with only your Dad and a robot for 20+ years, and see how your social and flirting skills are. That and have you ever seem a bunch on Navy guys on shore leave after a several month deployment. Streched yes, unbelievable not quite.
            What a wonderful world you live in. -
            Yeah, well, the rent is cheap, the pay is decent and I get to make my own hours.

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            • #7
              Oh, I realized that that sort of 'love at first sight' was standard for back when the movie was made. It just wasn't something I could buy into even back when I was around 13 and saw it for the first time.

              I can only imagine how stunning this version will be visually. Wonder what the timeline is for this.

              Jan
              "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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              • #8
                Normally, I am dead set against any and all remakes. Does anyone think that the new version of The Day The Earth Stood Still has anything to add to what the original said?

                However, we all know that JMS is a fan of the original and I have no qualms whatsoever about his handling the material.

                Oddly enough, this is the second remake announced this week that I actually like the idea of. (The other is David Mamet scripting a new version of Kurosawa's High And Low.)
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                • #9
                  I'm like some people here - for the most part I don't like remakes. I have never watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey because the original cartoon is the "be all and end all" for me.

                  I also love Forbidden Planet and I can watch it over and over. If JMS weren't writing it, I definitely wouldn't go to see it, but with him at the helm my resolve is wavering. I'll see what he says about it - if it doesn't go the way he envisions it, then that's it. If it does, then I'll probably go.
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                  • #10
                    What does anybody know about Joel Silver?

                    Jan
                    "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jan View Post
                      What does anybody know about Joel Silver?

                      Jan
                      Just check out his imdb page. There are a lot of impressive production credits there including The Matrix, Veronica Mars, and Die Hard.

                      Neil

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by nottenst View Post
                        Just check out his imdb page. There are a lot of impressive production credits there including The Matrix, Veronica Mars, and Die Hard.
                        Oh...my. Wow!

                        Jan
                        "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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                        • #13
                          One thing you can be reasonably sure of is that if Joel Silver is producing, it will most likely get made. And it will be BIG.

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by Jan View Post
                            What does anybody know about Joel Silver?

                            Jan
                            I'm gonna pretend I didn't read that.
                            Only a fool fights in a burning house.

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