By EW Staff
Updated January 28, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST

* Launching: TV’s Love Boat is going to be canonized on the big screen as National Lampoon’s Love Boat. Though no one has been officially cast, producer David Permut says his dream crew would include Rodney Dangerfield as the Captain, RuPaul as Julie, Ice-T as Isaac, and Susan Powter as (surprise!) an aerobics instructor. Boat docks in 1995. * Developing: Calling all Robby the Robot fans. The 1956 sci-fi film Forbidden Planet-an updating of Shakespeare’s The Tempest-is being further updated by director Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back) and Stan Winston, who created the live-action dinos for Jurassic Park. * Shooting: Nicolas Cage, Dana Carvey, and Jon Lovitz combine comedic forces as the three Firpo brothers, parolees who pull a bank job in It Happened in Paradise. You can buy two tickets to Paradise next fall.