One minor classic, a worthwhile flick that arrived pre-Spielberg & Lucas blockbuster territory, is certainly the 1970 sci-fi film Colossus: The Forbin Project. This little sweethart is now seeing new life with a new screenwriter.
Ed Solomon (Men in Black) set to rewrite the script of Colossus, which has Will Smith attached to headline.
This means that Solomon will once again team on a Smith-starrer.
Based on a book by D.F. Jones, the original film was the forerunner to the Terminator flicks and presents an all too believable depiction of the rise of the machines. The U.S. and U.S.S.R. put their defensive networks into the hands of supercomputers and rather than making war on each other, the computers join forces.
The project that the studio began developing in 2007 would see Smith taking on the role of Dr. Charles Forbin played by German actor Eric Braeden in a surprisingly downbeat and sobering original. Forbin is the creator of a mighty mainframe computer and is the only scientist who can stop it.
Blake Masters (Law and Order: LA) and Jason Rothenberg wrote earlier drafts of the secret sci-fi screenplay.
So far, Smith is the only actor attached to the project.
Stay tuned to FilmoFilia for more news on Colossus.