Forbidden Planet is a 1956 science fiction film that tells the story of a starship crew sent to investigate a planet where a colony of settlers has mysteriously disappeared. The crew soon discovers that the planet was once inhabited by a highly advanced alien race called the Krell, who were destroyed by their own technology. The film is notable for its groundbreaking special effects, which were some of the most advanced of their time.
In 2008, J. Michael Straczynski was announced as writing a remake of Forbidden Planet. Straczynski has said that his vision for the remake would be “not a remake”, “not a re-imagining”, and “not exactly a prequel”. He has met with people working in astrophysics, planetary geology, and artificial intelligence to reinterpret the Krell back-story as a film trilogy.
In recent years, text to image tools have been developed that can generate images based on text descriptions. This has led to some interesting experiments in generating images of scenes from Forbidden Planet. For example, one user used the MidJourney V5 text to image tool to generate an image of the Krell city from the film. The image is highly detailed and realistic, and it gives a glimpse of what a Forbidden Planet remake could look like with modern special effects.
The potential of text to image tools for generating images of sci-fi scenes is very exciting. It could allow filmmakers to create more realistic and visually stunning sci-fi films that are faithful to the original source material. It will be interesting to see how these tools are used in the future to create new and innovative sci-fi films.
Fantastic A.I. imagination of The movie Forbidden Planet using the recent MJ V5 alpha framework. Prompts created using text samples from the original screenplay. Special ingredients used in text prompts for visual styling: Wizard of Oz, Jodorowsky, Wes Anderson, clockwork orange, TRON.
00:00 SPACE SHIP (the mission the planet Altair-4)
02:07 THE KRELL’S LAB
03:47 THE POWER SOURCE (the Krell’s machines)
06:09 THE BRAIN BOOSTER (the Plastic educator)
08:31 ROBBY THE ROBOT (household robot)
10:46 MORBIUS RESIDENCE
12:40 BEAUTIFUL ALTEA (Dr.Morbius daughter)
14:41 ALTEA & ROBBY (friends forever)
16:14 THE MISSION CREW
17:26 THE HYPERDRIVE ENGINE
19:13 CREDITS | THE END
Music & Visual by KubikMilk
Tools: MidJourney V5, PhotoShop upscale, After Effects video compositing, Logic Pro X soundtrack production (+ a lot of synthesizers).