Robby The Robot Is The #1 Robot Of All Times
Everything about “Forbidden Planet” is totally awesome. The effects, the hot blond chick, the invisible monster, Leslie Nielsen’s toupee…all of them are simply stunning. Is there anything more badass than Robby The Robot? He could break down walls, make laser beam guns worthless, and make you whiskey all at the same f’ing time. Can R2-D2 do that s***? No chance.
Why all this “Forbidden Planet” talk? Well, there is word that James Cameron has his eyes on a “Forbidden Planet” remake script by J. Michael Straczynski. There are some even more awesome details below, but they would be some fairly big spoilers if you have never seen the original film.
The normally dead-on reliable Mexicans at Latino Review have some big details on this project. See, Straczynski’s script isn’t just a remake of the original. It’s a prequel of the original and part of his planned “Forbidden Planet” trilogy. Two words…do and it. Here are the synopses of each planned flick:
- The first movie will tell the story of the original ship that came to Altair 4.
- Movie Two tells the story of the search for the Krell by the captain of the Bellerophon and his crew, as Diana continues to grow into something profoundly other-wordly. The search takes them beyond the limits of known space into other dimensions, passing from what’s known into what’s not.
- Movie Three tells the story of the second ship to arrive at Altair 4 to investigate what happened to the Bellerophon. They discover Morbius and his “daughter,” who is desperate to get off the planet and out into the rest of the universe, where her power would nearly be god-like, a fate we are spared when Morbius sacrifices his life to keep her there and eliminate the Krell homeworld once and for all.
Seriously…how awesome does that sound?