Another Remake: Colossus: The Forbin Project
It seems like every day we bring you news of another remake that Hollywood has decided to tear apart and modernize. And you've got imagine that only about 1 out of all of those every year turn out somewhat good. This time it's a 1970 sci-fi saga called Colossus: The Forbin Project that is getting remade, but on the good side, it looks like Ron Howard may be the one directing.
I'm not at all familiar with the original film, which is apparently based on a book by D.F. Jones about the idea of a government-built computer that becomes sentient and then takes control. This original sci-fi movie was the sort of launching grounds for future sci-fi blockbusters like Terminator. In this remake, however, they're incorporating much of the original as well as two subsequent "Colossus" novels written by the same author to create a much broader film. The screenwriter is Jason Rothenberg, who's fairly new to screenwriting.
Let's hope Universal and Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer can pull this off without looking like another Terminator rip off, despite coincidentally having an original made before Terminator. That's how Hollywood works for you!