FROM MOVIES BLOG: After the announcement that J. Michael Straczynski had been tapped to write the on again/off again remake of "Forbidden Planet," geeks across the globe pretty much said the same thing: "Well, duh!" Given his resume -- which includes creating the sci-fi cult hit "Babylon 5” as well as fanboy-acclaimed runs on such Marvel comics as "Fantastic Four" and "Spider-Man" -- Straczynski's pen and the remake of the 1956 sci-fi classic seemingly go together like unconscious damsels in distress and hulking, terrifying robots. And judging by the writer's excitement for the project, he apparently agrees.
"I’ve always wanted to do something involving 'Forbidden Planet,'" Straczynski told MTV News. "It’s my favorite science-fiction film of all time. I’ve watched the rights go from one company to the next. I heard that the rights at Dreamworks were about to expire and I went to Joel Silver and said I think if you move quickly you can grab it and I can write it. And he did. It’s the dream of a lifetime to play in that universe."
To read more about J. Michael Straczynski's plans for the "Forbidden Planet" remake, visit the MTV Movies Blog.