Universal and Imagine Entertainment will remake the 1970 sci-fi saga “Colossus: The Forbin Project” as a potential directing vehicle for Ron Howard reports Variety.
Based on a book by D.F. Jones, the original film introduced the idea of a government-built supercomputer that becomes sentient and then takes control.
Rothenberg (“The Sparrow”) will use the original’s premise as a springboard and will incorporate two subsequent “Colossus” novels written by Jones to hatch a much broader film premise.
Brian Grazer will produce and Jason Rothenberg has been set to write the screenplay for a pic to be called “Colossus.”