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.