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  • #16
    He's also the producer of "Ninja Assassin", which is most likely the connection to JMS.

    So, after "Lensman" this is the second one I guessed right What might be the other two he mentioned? Maybe we should open a guessing game thread.

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    • #17
      Hmm, Zathras always tending Krell machinery without much appreciatings. Luckily, Zathras too beat down to have powerful killer Id monster. One day when Zathras was asleep, Zathras created a vicious Id poodle which snuck up and peed on Dr. Morbius' foot.

      Not good, *click, click*
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      • #18
        Somehow, I don't think I've ever seen Forbidden Planet. I guess I'll take care of that!

        Joel Silver, huh? Yes, that should mean that this version gets made.

        Go Joe!

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        • #19
          Digital Spy reports that David Twohy will be directing this (no confirmation from other sources yet, though).

          I must confess until I've never heard of him

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          • #20
            Originally posted by NotSoWize View Post
            Somehow, I don't think I've ever seen Forbidden Planet. I guess I'll take care of that!
            You'll be shocked about how familiar many things are. Remember it's 50+ years old, and anything like the great machine similarities were grabbed from it, not the other way around.

            Oh, and enjoy Leslie Neilsen in what might be his last serious role.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by mandragora View Post
              Digital Spy reports that David Twohy will be directing this (no confirmation from other sources yet, though).

              I must confess until I've never heard of him
              That would be awesome. Twohy is a great director and loves sci-fi. All of his sci-fi movies - The Arrival, Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick - are really underrated.
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              • #22
                Twohy was attached to this a while back, but that was before it migrated over to Warner Brothers. I didn't think he was still with it.
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                • #23
                  Well, I'm not particularly fond of remakes/re-imaginings, but the new "Battlestar Galactica" show and "Casino Royale" have shown that the "re-imagining" idea can work very well. I'm a big fan of the original "Forbidden Planet" and I'm regarding it a cult classic in the scifi-sector which doesn't necessarily need a "new" version, especially no simple modern looking remake. But a cleverly written re-imagining, focussing on other and new aspects and giving the characters new sides and depth, well that might be very interesting given the great potential the story has. JMS might be just the right guy to pull of something very cool here.

                  As for David Twohy, well I liked "Pitch Black", but never found something very special or astonishing in his way of directing. Let's wait for more details about the filming crew.

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                  • #24
                    I am among those who think that remaking already-classic movies is dumb. Why make Forbiden Planet again (and risk unfavorable comparisons) when On Basilisk Station hasn't even been made once?

                    I suppose WB feels that it must keep up with 20th Century-Fox, which needlessly remade The Day the Earth Stood Still.

                    Still, it is money in Joe's pocket, so I am happy for him.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by grumbler View Post
                      I am among those who think that remaking already-classic movies is dumb. Why make Forbiden Planet again (and risk unfavorable comparisons) when On Basilisk Station hasn't even been made once?

                      I suppose WB feels that it must keep up with 20th Century-Fox, which needlessly remade The Day the Earth Stood Still.

                      Still, it is money in Joe's pocket, so I am happy for him.
                      now, i can agree to an extend there. however until its proven to me that someone other then peter jackson can do book movies of series right lets be a little less ambition then OBS, lets start with Mutineers' Moon, Crystal Singer, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, or similar first, lets be VERY VERY careful before we start working on Pern or Harrington, or Serrano. now if joe got one of THOSE deals, thru the roof i'd be

                      i'm not going to talk about wheel of time because i think it CAN'T be done

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                      • #26
                        Sure it could. OK, you'd have to skip whole reams of characters and plotlines to focus on the most important ones, but I tend to think of that as an improvement and something the books could have done with.

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                        • #27
                          I suppose on an abstract level one could ask why it's necessary to remake The Tempest at all. From my perspective, the original Forbidden Planet looks incredibly dated, particularly the animated ID creature, so the notion of remaking it doesn't particularly bother me as much as, say, The Day the Earth Stood Still, so to each his own.

                          Funnily enough, I just e-mailed an editor of mine a chunk of an interview I did with The Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner who I interviewed back in 1994 I think, when his next project was going to be a remake of Forbidden Planet. There was a script by Sterling Silliphant already in place, and studio space had been booked at Shepperton Studios in the UK, so I'd love to know what happened to that version.

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                          • #28
                            I to have never seen the original Forbidden Planet but I think might drop a two cent in here about why you make a remake. Part of the glory of remakes is it brings the Orginals back into Demand. I remember when the the Wild Wild West movie came out. At the same TnT(which Babylon 5 was showing at the time) decided they needed to have the Original Wild Wild West on as much as Humanly possible which only when on to show how the originally TV show was so much better than that Movie but that is the Double edged Sword of a remake. You get Sales on a Product that would otherwise have very low sales of but it also means a lot of people that might have never Seen the original or haven't seen it in a long time, are exposed to it and can make a direct comparison.

                            I for one have faith in JMS but then again a good Script doesn't make a good movie but it does help.
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                            • #29
                              I am among those who think that remaking already-classic movies is dumb. Why make Forbiden Planet again (and risk unfavorable comparisons) when On Basilisk Station hasn't even been made once?
                              Hear, hear.

                              Although I did love 3:10 to Yuma...
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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Dr Maturin View Post
                                Although I did love 3:10 to Yuma...
                                Yeah, me too, that movie is quite good!

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