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(Cbr) While participating on a panel devoted to showrunners at WonderCon Anaheim Saturday, Rockne S. O’Bannon ("Revolution") provided an update on the movie version of one of his most beloved, cancelled shows: "Farscape." “We are, in fact, in the script stage of a 'Farscape' feature,” O’Bannon announced to a packed house that couldn’t be more excited. This isn’t the first time news of the project broke to fans. In February, Sydney-based writer Justin Monjo let the cat out of the bag to If.com.au, revealing plot details surrounding the film. It is rumored to follow the son of series’ mainstays John and Aeryn. “[We’re] still in early, early stages,” O’Bannon cautioned fans. He didn’t hesitate however to praise Brian Henson’s efforts in making the project come to life. “He was like a dog with a bone,” O’Bannon said. “He would not give up on it. »
- Phil Pirrello, Comic Book Resources
Ten years after it last graced the screen with The Peacekeeper Wars, the cult sci-fi series Farscape looks set for a TV movie revival courtesy of director Brian Henson (executive producer of the original show) and screenwriter Justin Monjo (who also happens to be penning an HBO series starring Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage as a dwarf detective). Here's the reported plot for the movie, via Tor.com...
"Set to follow the awesome comics written by our favorite Keith R.A. DeCandido, the film would follow John and Aeryn’s son, D’Argo (or Little D, as we will always refer to him). Because their baby was exhibiting a set of interesting powers that made him a magnet for galactic villains, we find that John and Aeryn hide their son on Earth to grow up. Now the kid is 19 and ready to go into space with his parents."
- Gary Collinson
In a world of reboots and remakes, it was only a matter of time before Farscape made a return. The series from The Jim Henson Company ran from 1999 to 2003 on the Sci-Fi Channel – yes, it was still “Sci-Fi” at that point and not “SyFy” – until it was abruptly canceled after its fourth season. A miniseries – Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars – aired in 2004, providing closure for fans reeling from the season 4 cliffhanger. In the years that followed, ideas for a web series sequel were tossed around, but sadly, that project never got off the ground.
Farscape has sat on a shelf ever since, earning new fans thanks to streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Instant ...
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- Sarah Moran
The prolific Monjo is also writing the screenplay for Farscape, a movie spin-off of the sci-fi series that ran on the Nine Network and the Sci-Fi Channel in the Us, for Jim Henson Productions, to be directed by Brian Henson.
Dinklage would play a dwarf detective in The Beasts of Valhalla, based on a series of novels by the late George C. Chesbro. Monjo read the books years ago but could not think of an actor who was right for the role of the sleuth named Mongo until he saw Dinklage in Game of Thrones.
.It.s a grounded sci-fi series,. says Monjo, who flies to New York next month to discuss the project with Dinklage, with whom he has corresponded. »
- Don Groves
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