Straczynski Pens Forbidden Remake

“Babylon 5” creator and “Changeling” scribe J. Michael Straczynski will pen a long-in-the-works update of 1956 sci-fi classic “Forbidden Planet” for Warner Bros. Pictures and Joel Silver says 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.

They crew find two members, a man who has found alien technology that doubled his intellect, Dr. Morbius, and his daughter, both of whom have managed to survive an unseen monster roaming the planet.

Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen starred in the original.