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Thursday, February 20, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Justin Monjo Writing a "Farscape" Movie

Sydney-based Justin Monjo is 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.

Monjo was one of the writers on "Farscape", which ran from 1998-2002, followed by the 2004 miniseries "Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars", co-produced by Jim Henson Productions and RHI Entertainment.

In the finale, the protagonists, American astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) and peacekeeper Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black) got married and had a baby. In the movie, it’s revealed the boy had special powers which made him the target of the villainous aliens so his parents hide him on Earth.

The plot follows the kid at the age of 19 when his whereabouts have been discovered and he rejoins his parents on their spaceship. Monjo says the film would be shot in Australia.

6 comments:

  1. How exciting! I know they've wanted to do a Farscape movie since the show was in the middle of its original run. Nice to hear there's still plans in the works for the franchise, The comic books by Boom! did a wonderful job of continuing the storyline after the Peacekeeper Wars miniseries left off - and it sounds like this film would expand further on what was done in the comics and still be accessible/enjoyable to both the fans who did and didn't read them!

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  2. Yeah, I'm not believing it 'til I hear it from Henson's mouth. And even then, I'll remain skeptical 'cause it's The Jim Henson Company, and they're not good with follow-through. But here's hopin'.

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  3. If this picks up from the horrible comics, forget about it. Don't ruin the legacy. Having said that, I would LOVE to see new Farscape. However, this announcement is extremely vague. If they do it, I sure hope they do it right. PLEASE forget the comics entirely.

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  4. Is this because everyone is comparing that new Marvel movie to Farscape?

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