Ron Howard To Direct Colossus

colossus.jpgFor those of of you who have always wanted Ron Howard to direct a movie about sentient super computers on the rampage – do I have news for you! We get the news and synopsis from variety:

Universal and Imagine Entertainment will remake the 1970 sci-fi saga “Colossus: The Forbin Project” as a potential directing vehicle for Ron Howard. Brian Grazer will produce. Jason Rothenberg has been set to write the screenplay for a pic to be called “Colossus.”

Based on a book by D.F. Jones, the original film was a forerunner of movies like “Terminator,” introducing the idea of a government-built computer that becomes sentient and then takes control.

I have yet to see the original, but I will try to find it before I see this remake. To be honest – I love stories about computers gone amok. From Terminator to Chopping Mall – out of control machines make for great movies.
Cold calculating machines think without emotion and we are surrounded by them; as they wait …for the perfect time to strike.

Today this movie may be better received than the 70’s. The idea of a supercomputer is not science fiction anymore and in an age where teams are working on making sentient machines; the rise of the machines and the fight for robot rights will only be a matter of time.

I love movies about robots that take over the earth; on some levels I welcome the idea. Humans have been so monstrous to each other throughout the history of the earth – perhaps what we need is a robot run world. I welcome the machines, and pray that one day In my old age – I am able to sign up for cybernetic testing.