Forbidden Planet Remake And Sequels? Possibly, says Straczynski

Warner Bros is considering sequels to its remake of classic ’50s SF movie Forbidden Planet, according to the movie’s scriptwriter J Michael Straczynski.

He hinted as much at a group interview on Saturday in Hollywood, highlights of which can be found over at Sci Fi Wire : “Warners is very excited about it, thinks it's a big franchise for them and a huge budget, so they're very much oriented toward getting it done."

As for the script for the remake, he revealed, “We've actually decided to show more of the first ship when it first arrived 20 years earlier to sort of counterpoint what's happening in the present story,” adding, “There's a little more action, but it's still a strong character piece… there's a fair amount of talking, but there's some really cool action pieces in it as well.”