A Minor Forbidden Planet Remake Update

by on June 10, 2010

in Entertainment

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I’ve been waiting for the Forbidden Planet remake to finally git here! At first, we heard that J. Michael Straczynksi (JMS) had written a script, but then some “wonderful” folk leaked the details of the script, ticking off JMS. And rightfully so. Hence, he scrapped the first version we had heard about and rewrote it.

Then we’ve been waiting.

And waiting some more.

And waiting even longer.

The latest tidbit about the Forbidden Planet movie remake comes from Movies Online, where during an interview for the sci fi movie Splice, they asked Joel Silver about the remake project.

His response was that they’re focused on Forbidden Planet and they’re looking at how to make it.

I’m enthused by his answer, but not excited. I can look at how to buy a Lamborghini from the dealer down the street… doesn’t mean I will or can though.

It was Joel Silver’s intervention that brought Splice to the big screen. Even though it’s not performing as well as the other comedy movies that opened with it, I’m glad it was given a national release. I really enjoyed the story it had to tell and it wasn’t peppered with gore, excessive action, or violence. It’s a well done movie. (Cinema Static on Brusimm‘s Splice Movie Review)

If you’re interested, Joel Silver also talks about Sherlock Holmes 2 and The Apparition in the Movies Online interview.

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

james December 30, 2015 at 8:34 pm

In the remake I would like to see the natives of Altair 4, the krell.

Bruce Simmons October 12, 2014 at 9:54 am

I completely understand what you are saying Daniel. But there’s a weak link in the process called the consumer. The masses will buy into what’s put before them while the smaller demographic focuses on the artistic or smarter version of fiction. The mega-blockbusters seem to support this for the most part. Plus, consumers tend to fold easily to what is forced on them. As an example, 3D movies. Despite being almost twice as much in cost, people go because the way Hollywood schedules the screenings. Many new movies, 1/2 the screenings are 3D, most at the times most convenient to go to the theaters. But NO ONE contests it, rather, they go.

Daniel Blair Stewart October 12, 2014 at 8:55 am

The problem with the above discussion and Hollywood in general is the idea that art and entertainment are and should be different. This cripples the movie industry and the publishing industry and the result is that tens of millions of dollars are wasted producing bad entertainment. Big budget movies frequently flop. Directors who refused to sacrifice quality of work to produce viable entertainment include all the directors we love and remember! Spielberg is obviously influenced by Citizen Kane (Orson Wells liberated the camera from the stationary tripod) as well as Kubrick, who was as much an “art director” as Hollywood has ever produced. The next blockbuster will be from an unknown director who knows that the audience is smarter than most producers and directors perceive them to be.

jmaes June 16, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Maybe Hollywood don’t listen to fans, because they think they can surprise the fans with a unpredictable movie.

Bruce Simmons June 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Yea, but when has Hollywood ever listened to the fans?

james June 16, 2014 at 8:58 am

Thanks Bruce. I would like readers of this of this site should suggest Scarlet Johansson, to the producers of the Forbidden Planet remake.

Bruce Simmons June 15, 2014 at 11:42 pm

I think that’s a great idea Rusty.

james June 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm

I would like to see Scarlett Johansson play Anne Francis role as the daughter of Dr. Morbius.
I think she would make an excellent choice for the role.

Rusty Erwin June 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Forget the remake. The real story should be the original expedition.

james March 5, 2013 at 4:05 pm

In the remake I would like to see scences of the first crew that landed on Altair 4
And scences of how the Krell deveoped their technology.

daniel blair stewart August 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm

As the author of Akhunaton: The Extraterrestrial King and Tesla: The Modern Sorceror, I am a devoted science fiction fan and a total Forbidden Planet devotee. Just knowing what Hollywood often does to science fiction, and remakes of classic movies in general, I wrote my own script for a remake and dove back into The Tempest for additional inspiration. (For example, “Robbie the Robot” became “R.E.L.”) I preserved the key scenes in the original and enlarged/elaborated them only slightly to enhance the theme of the original and tie up loose ends and unresolved details. My version might never be made, but I wrote it for the satisfaction of doing it right.

R.Matthews April 19, 2012 at 9:19 pm

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R.Matthews April 19, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Thank You , for the update , I what to say to you and all keep up the great work on the film , can you and all give be a free casing party seat
to the grand opening ,Let me know if you need my help in promoting
the movie , We can help each other this in to all film director as well.

Bruce Simmons April 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm

The art of a movie and the mainstream of movies are two divergent tides, where the same folk that make reality TV popular tend to love the mindless action-fests. Then there are the outliers of folk who appreciate the fine art of some of the movies… the nuances and style.

I fess, that I lean towards the mindless popcorn movies, but every now and then I get tricked into art and still see enough to appreciate it Dean. But…

The mainstream money though, comes from the action-fests and that is what Hollywood sees… and promulgates. Particularly their coffers, as you pointed out.

Dean Palmer April 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm

It’s almost never about the “art” – it’s about the money. If these movie executives can’t make massive gross profits on a show, they won’t approve it and provide funding. Why can’t we get back to the art? Make a great movie and the profits will come. I’m saying that Hollywood should focus more on the art, and quality and great story line and screen play than reaping vast profits and driving around in fancy cars. Seems that with these humans, greed kills all progress.

Bruce Simmons August 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I think part of the issue is how many remakes are coming out and so few original movies… It’s obviously a marketing gamble as studios look to recapture some money from past hits. But yes, if a remake is done right, they’re awesome. I totally agree with you there.

Harley Binger August 5, 2011 at 11:38 am

I’m tired of the naysayers trying to prevent remakes and prequels. It’s true that the original FP was a classic if not the greatest SF film ever.

It’s just that the original movie left so many questions unanswered. John’s suggestion of a 200,000 year prequil is an excellent idea. The study of ancient civilizations is always interesting and this made more-so by being an extremely advanced ancient civilization.

It doesn’t have to be a remake as much as a synopsis with a sequel.

Another book that should be made into a movie is ‘43,000 Years Later’ . . . a story of a civilization that visits Earth long after its demise and tries to piece together the history that led to its Armageddon.

R. Bennett March 23, 2011 at 3:11 am

This Great piece of Cinema has already been made! Just release it once more to theatres. spend that cash on advertising, and get the younger crowd to go see a REAL motion picture. Sometimes less is more. If it gets remade, you KNOW what is going to happen.

Lon February 20, 2011 at 11:40 pm


R. Mathhews January 9, 2011 at 7:56 pm

I don’t want to ever resembles any original movie,
It’s like playing with Star Wars I think is a no,no.
Hands off the movie just will not be the same.

This new name The Search of the Krell on other Planets
yes the Krell was on the original Forbinnen Planet but I thank
they found away to travel to and from.

If any one like to help or work on a joint project on this, welcome it.
Also if I can help with your project or projects email me let me know,
less do this. envite me to the Film Opening and After Party VIP.
Thaink You. All I wish you well.

john January 9, 2011 at 6:24 pm

How about a 200,000 year prequil? The final day of the Krell. That would have some action. Talk about special effects and set possibilities . . . wow.

Vince January 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm

This sounds awful. They are going to do what most directors always do with remakes. They ignore what made the original great, and tweak it to make it their own. The result is that the new movie hardly resembles the original at all. They add more explosions, and special effects while at the same time dumbing down the plot for the Transformers crowd. Please, just rename the movie and forget about remakes. Leave the classic alone.

robert U January 3, 2011 at 10:32 am

Forbidden Planet remake PLEASE DON’T remember the disaster of The Day The Earth Stood Still. When will hollwood understand DON’T F*** WITH A CLASSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

R. Mathhews December 10, 2010 at 11:42 pm

I’m sorry for the type o’s it’s late for me. first type o’s my name, team,blessed connect me less make this money making movies.
And get the win the movie awards

R. Matthews December 10, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Thw waiting is over, it’s about time FORBIDDEN PLANET is come out soon
at a theater near me I Thank You the productors and the tem of works
who make this dream happen. Maybe all of you would like to help me
to make FORBIDDEN PLANET Part: 1,or2 & 3 (Title: THE JOURNEY)
more Title names can be added.

Ralph Mathhews December 10, 2010 at 10:58 pm

I Have A great ideas for the movie, But this idea will not destroy the originally of the movie.
My idea is a part two or three future discovers of the crew of the ship and earth. I need help with my ideas for the movie FORBIDDEN PLANET
The titles name is THE JOURNEY

I cann’t give you the story line because we didn’t do any paper work to
protect ourselves or with those you know that can help with this mega
movie money making project. Plus I have ideas on many more movie
projects and music productions. can you help me are do you you know
any good God Blessd person that want to work with new film ideas and music entertainment.

Bruce Simmons (BruSimm) July 7, 2010 at 11:24 am

I hear you on that, but I have faith in JMS! If anyone can pull this off, I think he can. Now, if it will ever happen, that’s another thing because I’ve been following all the FORBIDDEN PLANET news for the last few years. So we’ll see.

J. Browne July 7, 2010 at 11:19 am

After seeing The day the earth stood still” remake …….
Two words!!!!!!!


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