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It seems like only two weeks ago, we were asking where why more movies weren't remaking the classics, and apparently Warners was listening... kind of. Forbidden Planet, the sci-fi version of Shakespeare's The Tempest, is getting the makeover treatment, courtesy of Babylon 5's J. Michael Straczynski and producer Joel Silver.The Hollywood Reporter says that Straczynski - currently hot again in Hollywood thanks to his script for Clint Eastwood's The Changeling, after semi-retreating into comic book work like Amazing Spider-Man and Thor -is scripting the project for Joel Silver's Silver Pictures. This isn't the first attempt to remake the 1956 classic, however; Forbidden Planet has been passed around from studio to studio and director to director for years, having been a potential project for The Chronicles of Riddick's director David Twohy and James Cameron, amongst others. No word, yet, on who would direct this version. 'Changeling' scribe on 'Forbidden Planet' [Hollywood Reporter]


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