Earlier today, we passed along a report from AintItCoolNews about how screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski is approaching this remake of the classic 1956 science-fiction film Forbidden Planet. Well, forget what we said.
Always one to keep the lines of communications open with his fans when he can, Straczynski was quick to comment on AintItCool’s report, dismissing it outright.
That report is totally incorrect. It’s not going to be retro, and it’s not going to be a continuation. When Altair 4 blows up, it blows up. I have, however, found a way to honro [sic] the original movie without in any way besmirching it in order to do this iteration. Once folks find out what we’re actually going to do, I think they’ll be most pleased. Forbidden Planet remains one of my favorite films of all time, and I wouldn’t even think about doing this project if I didn’t think there was a way to do it that would not in any way diminish the original…which is why this is the the first development in years to actually get to the script stage. Everybody involved is very excited by the approach.
I guess this puts us back at square one for what we know about the film.