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Sci-Fi The Forbidden Planet (J. Michael Straczynski reboot)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Robby, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

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    J. Michael Straczynski To Pen ‘The Forbidden Planet’ Remake

    (via MTV Movie Blog)
     
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Somewhere there is a tall robot who would shed a tear if he could over the sadness of this movie being remade.
     
  3. Viktor Kuprin

    Viktor Kuprin Spaced Cadet Writer

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    I had always believed there were many story possibilities for a great Forbidden Planet sequel, not a remake. Leslie Nielsen could have had a cameo role as Captain J. J. Adams, much like Captain Pike did in Star Trek TOS. And I expect that a new version probably won't portray the C-57D anything like in the original movie, which always reminded of airmen from a WWII or early 1950's bomber crew.

    Actually, there was a sequel ... well, sort of. In the second movie that Robby the Robot appeared in, The Invisible Boy (1957), there is a brief appearance of a photograph from the future, taken at the Chicago Spaceport in 2242 AD. It's supposedly Robby exiting the C-57D, no doubt after its return to Earth from the rescue mission to Altair IV. Despite the appearance of this movie poster, the film was pretty much a standard hokey 1950's kiddie story.

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    And here's a great piece of digital art by Paul Carrick. Robby on a solo mission?

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  4. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    While reviewing the old topics in Forums > To Serve Man... > Movies I came across this tidbit of cinematic promise that is yet ANOTHER J. Michael Straczynski dissappointment.
    Forbidden Planet - IMDb
    Reveals yet another potentially 'Good' movie stuck in Development Hell because JMS can't stand by his word.

    A quick google search reveals a few tidbits on the issue:

    In 2014 I09 published a piece called
    Concept Art for the Forbidden Planet Remake That Never Was
    Here is some of that art (visit the source for the rest)

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    Script Shadow published a script/screenplay Review of the remake at
    Screenplay Review – Forbidden Planet (Remake) on January 13th , 2015

    You can read more at the source link.

    Movie Pilot writes this about the Remake on July 16th, 2015
    Read More at this SOURCE

    Finally, The SciFi Movie Page writes
    Read the entire article at this SOURCE

    I'm kinda irritated at the whole ordeal. I WANT a new Forbidden Planet movie, Not because there was anything wrong with the original but because I find the concepts intriguing. Stop getting us fans all worked up then leaving us wanting.
     

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