Will James Cameron Team Up With Robby the Robot For Forbidden Planet?

Hollywood bigwig, and big ship-sinker, James Cameron is rumored to be interested in filming J. Michael Straczynski's Forbidden Planet script.

Warner Brothers has the script, penned by Straczynski (Changeling, World War Z), and according to IESB's sources James Cameron has been interested in getting this project off the ground for a decade and is ready to finally ready to pounce now.

No doubt the rush of scifi movies coming out has pushed Warner Brothers' to full steam to get this project up and running. (Even the critically panned Day The Earth Stood Still remake did respectable box office its opening weekend.) And Cameron is clearly a big enough name to launch a big scifi epic endeavor such as bringing Forbidden Planet to life again. The original 1956 movie, with the infamous damsel draped across the robot's arms, was directed by Fred M. Wilcox.

If this is true, it would really pile the Cameron project list high — besides the eagerly awaited alien Avatar film, he's supposed to be directing Battle Angel and The Dive. But who doesn't want to see Robby in stop motion high end 3D? It could be brilliant.

[IESB]