J. Michael Straczynski, who recently wrote the screenplay for Eastwood’s, Changeling, is now working on a modern spin off the sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet for Warner Bros. Joel Silver is producing via Silver Pictures. The project has apparently been picked up and dropped multiple times in the past few years, but their hoping with a good script from Straczynski they can get things moving.
This will not be the first time Straczynski has worked on something in this realm. The writer has worked on TV shows “Babylon 5″ and “Jeremiah,” and the film Ninja Assassin.
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.
Let’s see if this baby actually gets made (or should I say re-made?).