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Futuristic Takes On 'The Count Of Monte Cristo' And 'Heart Of Darkness' On The Way For Some Reason

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 1, 2011 3:30 AM
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Ever since 1956's "Forbidden Planet" appropriated the plot of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" for a space-set tale of killer robots, the easy solution to any over-done classic tale has been to move it into the future. "High Noon" in space? That's "Outland"! "Treasure Island" in space? "Treasure Planet"! And with the likes of a post-apocalyptic Zorro film and "Robin Hood 2084" on the way, it's still as popular as ever, with two more possible sci-fi re-envisionings on the way.

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