a remake of 1970 "Colossus: The Forbin Project."
Universal Pictures is bringing Men in Black scribe Ed Solomon aboard to rewrite the Will Smith vehicle Colossus.
The move gives a shot in the arm to the Imagine Entertainment-produced project, a remake of the studio's 1970 Colossus: The Forbin Project that the studio began developing in 2007.
the project would see Smith taking on the role of Dr. Charles Forbin, who is the creator of a computer that has taken over the world and is the only scientist who can stop it.
The 1970 film
was based on a novel by D.F. Jones which had two sequels. "The Fall of Colossus" and "Colossus and the Crab".
This has The Terminator type of corporate evil going on (Cyberdyne Systems) and self-aware sentient A.I. Stuff.
I haven't seen the 1970 film but i would see this.
The while idea of taking over the world is so juvenile and Austin Powers' archnemesis Dr. Evil's plans. Also the original 1980s animated series The Transformers's antagonist Megatron always wanting to take over the universe.