New Forbidden Planet

J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5 and writer of Changeling is set to write the long-in-the-works update of 1956 sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet for Warner Bros. Pictures and Joel Silver cording to The Hollywood Reporter.

The original was a sci-fi spin on Shakespeare's The Tempest and tells the tale of an expedition sent from Earth to check on a colony of scientists on a far-off planet. The movie, directed by Fred Wilcox, starred Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen, but is perhaps best known for the character Robbie the Robot.

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