Someone dust off Robbie the Robot — The Hollywood Reporter reports that Thor and upcoming Brave & the Bold writer J. Michael Straczynski is working on the screenplay for a remake of Forbidden Planet for Warner Bros. Joel Silver is producing.
Per the trade:
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.
Straczynski, who created Babylon 5, also wrote Changeling, which is in theaters now.