New ‘Forbidden Planet’ Continuation not Remake
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.