Forbidden Planet Movie Won't Be Retro After All

With the liberally revamped version of The Day The Earth Stood Still » 11/10/08 3:40pm 11/10/08 3:40pm opening next month, it seemed weird that J. Michael Straczynski was to be writing a retro movie that kept the peachy keen 1950s look of the original intact. And now it turns out the rumors were wrong — Straczynski piped up on a Usenet group to say…

Babylon 5 Creator's Forbidden Planet Another Slice Of Retro

It's not just JJ Abrams' Star Trek » 11/08/08 9:00am 11/08/08 9:00am remake that's taking upcoming science fiction back to yesterday's future - Now we're hearing that J. Michael Straczynski's movie is similarly setting up a trip in the way-back machine as well. The project, , turns out not to be a remake, but a "continuation" of the original movie -…

Robby The Robot Makes Comeback In Forbidden Planet Remake

It seems like only two weeks ago, we were asking where why more movies weren't remaking the classics » 10/31/08 3:00pm 10/31/08 3:00pm, and apparently Warners was listening... kind of. , the sci-fi version of Shakespeare's , is getting the makeover treatment, courtesy of 's J. Michael Straczynski and producer Joel Silver.The Hollywood Reporter says…

Eight of the Oddest Inspirations for the Coolest Science Fiction…

Some of the most awesome science fiction machines ever conceived for film, like the turbo-tank AT-ATs from Empire Strikes Back, were inspired by things the concept designers saw every day. You may already know that George Lucas was allegedly inspired to create the AT-ATs by these cargo lifters at the Port of Oakland » 3/13/08 12:41pm 3/13/08 12:41pm