The Forbin Project: Blake Masters to write

Mon July 18, 2011 Return to Film News

  • Blake Masters has signed on to rewrite the screenplay for "The Forbin Project", Universal's remake of the 1970s sci-fi thriller.
    The project was announced last October with Ron Howard directing and Will Smith starring, but it is unclear whether they are still involved.

  • Jason Rothenberg had written a previous draft.
    The original film's story was set during the Cold War and followed a genius who creates a supercomputer put in charge of independently regulating the national defense of the United States. It's soon discovered the Russians have created a similar computer, and both machines have begun sharing top secret information. The Russians and Americans must work together before both computers seize control of each country's stockpile of missiles.

Source: Variety
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