Babylon 5 creator Michael Straczynski is writing a script for Joel Silver’s remake of Forbidden Planet.
Warner Bros. picked up the project earlier on this year, after a deal with David Twohy (Chronicles of Riddick) fell through at DreamWorks.
Prior to that, James Cameron, Nelson Gidding and Stirling Silliphant were associated with the flick.
Babylon creator in demand
Buzz surrounding Straczynski has soared after reviews positively received his script for Clint Eastwood’s Changeling.
In the sci-fi world, he is better known for TV shows Babylon 5 and Jeremiah, and Ninja Assassin for Silver and the Wachowski Brothers.
Straczynski is also working on The Flickering Light and Lensman with Ron Howard, and They Marched Into Sunlight for Paul Greengrass. Wow. And we thought we were overworked.
[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]