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"Alarm im Weltall" (1956) - im Original "Forbidden Planet" - ist ein SF-Klassiker...

Im Jahre 2200 landen Astronauten auf dem Zentralstern eines fernen Planetensystems, um nach Überlebenden einer früheren Weltraumexpedition zu suchen. Dort begegnen sie dem Wissenschaftler Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) von der Erde, der sich der Errungenschaften einer erloschenen Kultur bemächtigt hat. Er lebt zusammen mit seiner hübschen Tochter Altaria (Anne Francis) und dem phänomenalen Roboter Robby, aber der Planet birgt auch noch ein schreckliches Geheimnis...

Leslie Nielsen (u.a. "Die Nackte Kanone") zeigt als Kapitän Adams, dass er auch mal jung und schön anzusehen war... ;-)

"Lassie"-Regisseur Fred M. Wilcox inszenierte das Weltraum-Abenteuer in einer gelungenen Mischung aus Spannung, Spass und Spezialeffekten. Die Drehbuchautoren liessen sich von "Der Sturm" von William Shakespeare inspirieren, indem sie Elemente daraus ins SF-Genre übertrugen...

Alarm im Weltall - Prequel / Remake / Fortsetzung !?!
Warner liegt ein Drehbuch von Straczynski vor, welches die Vorgeschichte in 3 Teilen erzählen soll... Wann und ob diese Prequel-Trilogie in die Kinos kommen wird, steht noch in den Sternen...



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[21.12.2008] Bei
Latino Review gibt es interessante Infos zu der geplanten Prequel-Trilogie...
Earlier today, IESB reported that James Cameron was circling the project which is true. At press time, Cameron was supposed to meet with Straczynski and I don't have knowledge if they done so yet but I do know that Cameron has flipped for the current draft.
I was also able to take a look at the draft and what is interesting is what he says on the 1st and last pages of the script.
For starters Straczynski's draft is PREQUEL to the 1956 sci-fi classic! But that is not all, Straczynski is planning to make Forbidden Planet into a trilogy of films! More on that in a sec.
The prologue to the script contains the following: Two ships traveled to Altair 4, a planet orbiting a star 16.7 light years from Earth. The first ship, the Bellerophon, came to explore that world. The humans on board encountered the relics of the Krell civilization for the first time and exhumed their dangerous past. The Bellerophon was never heard from again. Twenty years later, a second ship, a C-57D Starcruiser, came to investigate the dissapearance of the Bellerophon and her crew.
The original 1956 Forbidden Planet told the tale of the second ship. What Straczynski's draft is about is the never-before revealed tale of the first ship, the Bellerophon.
So what of the supposed trilogy?
The last page contains a epilogue where depending on the financial reaction to Forbidden Planet, Strazynski could create the following three film franchise.
Movie One tells 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.
Because movies two and three would have some overlapping cast members, but not all of them, they could be easily shot concurrently or back to back.
Straczynski personally states in the last paragraph that what is cool about this new movie is that events shown completely change the meaning of the original Forbidden Planet without changing a frame of film. Altaira's attempt to seduce or inveigle the crew comes across as manipulative, using them to get off the planet. Straczynski also states that this has value to geeks of which he is one.


[07.11.2008] AICN weiss mehr...
Last Friday, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news about J. Michael Straczynski writing a "remake" of FORBIDDEN PLANET for producer Joel Silver. Today, we have additional info that indicates this is not so much a "remake" as a complementary piece to the Fred M. Wilcox/Cyril Hume classic.
According to Harry, Straczynski's screenplay will essentially act as if Altair 4 didn't blow up. (HARRY HERE: Actually, I don't know that - that is what they're doing, only that my source said it would be less of a remake and more of a continuation. What I told Beaks was, so I "guess" that'd be if they act like the planet didn't blow up in the original film. Sorry for the confusion) We don't have much in the way of story details, but we do know that Straczynski was not shy about paying homage to FORBIDDEN PLANET in BABYLON 5, so it's not a surprise that he would want to honor the integrity of Wilcox's visionary film.
As for the look of the film, it will apparently be an "enormous, giant, retro sci-fi movie"; in other words, they're going to implement the design of the original rather than attempt something modern. As Harry said, nothing "sleek or chromy" like Fox would do. (HARRY HERE: In fact my source says that Robby The Robot as we know him, will be implemented in the film.) [...]


[01.11.2008] THR.com meldet...
J. Michael Straczynski, the writer of the Clint Eastwood-directed "Changeling," is penning a long-in-the-works update of sci-fi classic "Forbidden Planet" for Warner Bros. Joel Silver is producing via Silver Pictures.
Warners picked up the project on the down-low earlier this year. As late as last year, it was set up at DreamWorks with David Twohy attached to direct. Prior to that, New Line had it. James Cameron, Nelson Gidding and Stirling Silliphant have been associated with the remake over the years. [...]
Matt Reilly is overseeing for the studio.
While CAA-repped Straczynski is generating some heat for "Changeling," he is better known for his sci-fi and comic book work. He created TV shows "Babylon 5" and "Jeremiah," and worked on "Ninja Assassin" for Silver and the Wachowski Brothers. [...]


[28.05.2004] Laut DH besteht die Möglichkeit, das David Twohy Regie führen wird...
[...] 'Dreamweaver' hears a rumour that Dreamworks is after Twohy to step onto the the big sci-fi remake of the classic 1950's flick "Forbidden Planet", a movie that's dear to many genre fans hearts and not a title that anybody wants to see get screwed around with. Apparently Spielberg has seen at least part of "Riddick" and thought enough of it to go after David Twohy for the assignment. It's not a done deal yet, but some very long meetings are taking place. If you love the genre, keep your fingers crossed for this one.

[06.02.2003] AICN berichtet über den Stand der Dinge...
[...] For the last 2 years it has languished at Dreamworks. Deluca attached Richard Saperstein to develop it, like he had at New Line, and the process has continued. FORBIDDEN PLANET has again shown up on the "Open Writing Assignment" boards that go out to the various Talent Agencies around Hollywood and beyond. In addition to Richard Saperstein, two other producers have joined the fray. A Lindsay Dunlap (the only Lindsay Dunlap I've found was an assistant Location Manager on a few films back over 15 years ago... I don't know if this is the same person) and a person by the name of JIM CAMERON. Now there is no listing for a JIM Cameron and JAMES Cameron has never been attached to a project with the 'friendly' JIM in place of JAMES. HOWEVER, having said that, I do know for a fact that James Cameron was very active in wanting to make FORBIDDEN PLANET. [...]

[26.09.2001] Dark Horizons berichtet...
Good news for die hard fans of the original movie. Your probably aware by now Dreamworks is right in the midst of prepping a big budget remake of the 1956 sci-fi film take on Shakespeare's "The Tempest". Still some have been worrying that what remains arguably the most memorable element of the original, Robby The Robot, would be upgraded much like the "Lost in Space" robot in the 1998 feature film. Not so according to one source who claims that the new Robby will be made to look EXACTLY the same as the old one EXCEPT for the internal mechanics visible in the head which will be slightly updated and include CG flashing lights. Due to various filming and FX techniques back in the 50's, there was a lag time which caused the robots vocals and the head mechanics/lights to appear to be out of sync at times - this problem will be overcome.

[04.09.2001] Phantastik.de berichtet...
DreamWorks hat fuer 18 Monate eine Option auf ein Remake des SF-Klassikers "Alarm im Weltall" ("Forbidden Planet", 1956) gesichert! Laut "Variety" lief am Dienstag eine entsprechende Option von New Line Cinema aus, so dass DreamWorks die Option erwerben konnte. Das Remake soll nun unter der Aufsicht von Michael De Luca von Produzent Richard Saperstein entwickelt werden.

[19.03.2000] Phantastik.de berichtet...
New Line Cinema hat laut "Variety" die Rechte an einem Remake des SF-Klassikers "Alarm im Weltall" erworben. Der Film aus dem Jahre 1956 hatte u.a. Leslie Nielsen in einer Hauptrolle und dreht sich um eine Mission zu einem Planeten, auf dem Gedanken durch eine uralte Alien-Technologie Realitaet werden koennen. Eine Figur des Films, "Robby, der Roboter", erlangte Kult-Status, der Film selbst basiert auf William Shakespears Stuck "Der Sturm". Fuer das Remake wurden von New Line Cinema teure Spezialeffekte angekuendigt.



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FSK: Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren
Darsteller: Warren Stevens, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Earl Holliman, Walter Pidgeon
Regie: Fred McLeod Wilcox
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