13/04/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Old classic science fiction film to be remade.
So says trade magazine Variety, anyway.
The studio involved, Paramount, is getting Stephen Sommers - aka the director of The Mummy and Van Helsing - to update the 1951 film for modern audiences.
For those who missed this movie first time around, a rogue planet is on a deadly orbit towards Earth and a tycoon builds a starship ark so a few humans can escape. At first to much amusement, then to increasing panic to get a place on the last bus leaving Earth.
A very large budget is being promised.
PS - Thanks to Jayme Blaschke who pointed out the original was shot in colour, not black and white as I thought. Jess.
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