Farscape sequel movie in the works!?

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  1. Mr Light

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    I can see Crichton and Mitchell in an endless game of rock, paper, scissors.
     
  3. Jedi Ben

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    re: Farscape TPBs

    Well, this is a surprise! Due June 2014:

    FARSCAPE VOL. 7 TP
    Retail Price: $29.99
    Authors: Rockne S. O’Bannon, Keith R.A. Decandido
    Artist: Will Sliney
    Cover Artist: Joe Corroney
    The long-awaited, final collection of BOOM! Studios’ FARSCAPE comics, collecting “The War for the Uncharted Territories”! In this epic 12-issue storyline, co-written by Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon, John, Aeryn, and the entire crew of Moya face their most dangerous adversary ever: the Kkore.
     
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  5. Jedi Ben

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    So, anyone actually read the comics all the way to the end? Is this 12-issue epic actually so?
     
  6. Emh

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    FINALLY! I've been waiting for that final release for ages now!
     
  7. Emh

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    More news. A film appears to have been confirmed by Rockne O'Bannon at WonderCom.

     
  8. ElimParra

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    Many of the actors have been dropping hints about this at conventions here. I remember Ben did last year when he was in Melbourne. It is awesome news.
     
  9. Sindatur

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    Great news if it comes about. However, "Far from Production", means it could get pulled out from underneath us at any time. Better to wait until the script is written/approved, and Production starts before getting too excited
     
  10. Ar-Pharazon

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    If the story has a point, and it's a well written story, I'm all for any new Farscape.

    Has D'argo ever come back from the dead in the comics and would the comics be considered canon if a film happens?
     
  11. Emh

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    I believe as far as Rockne O'Bannon is concerned, the comics are "canon," as much as Farscape has canon. I can't remember where I read that; either in an online article, an introduction to the trade paperbacks, or something Keith R. A. DeCandido said on this board or somewhere else.

    Or I might be completely full of shit.
     
  12. dansigal

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    Call me pessimistic, but I feel like the quote from O'Bannon is a far far cry from what the article claims to be "confirmation that the movie is happening"

    For all we know it's still just working on a script without any commitment from anyone to produce the damn thing.
     
  13. Ar-Pharazon

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    ^ The desire to make a movie is there. That's a start.
     
  14. dansigal

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    Agreed. Certainly put me in the "cautiously excited" and "better than nothing" categories. I'm hopeful of this turning into something for sure.

    I'm just a bit wary of jumping to conclusions and setting expectations based on very little information.
     
  15. Captain Craig

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    Great time to be a sci-fi fan now isn't it?
    Star Trek is back and more popular than before with general audiences
    Star Wars ep.7 is coming
    Battlestar Galactica just announced for a big screen reboot
    Farscape now confirmed for a script treatment for the big screen

    Where you at Stargate??
    Paging Serenity 2???
     
  16. bigdaddy

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    Didn't the miniseries cost 26 million dollars 10 years ago? I don't remember where I saw that number i thought I did. Is there anyway that a Farscape movie could make it's money back?

    Hell they couldn't even get the web series made. :lol:
     
  17. Sindatur

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    I Googled "Farscape Peacekeeper Wars Budget" and didn't find anything, so I checked the Wikipedia Page, and nothing there either.

    26 Million seems way out of line for SyFy Channel for a 4 hour time slot, to tie up a Series they cancelled for low ratings.
     
  18. dansigal

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    I agree the 26 million seems like way too large a number. That being said, SyFy did not produce the movie. If I remember correctly they were able to get independent financial support to get the movie made, and then SyFy aired it.
     
  19. Sindatur

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    Sure, but, if, it cost $26M to make, that would translate into a rather large ticket price for SyFy (And anyone else Internationally) to air it, no? The folks who paid to make it, weren't just doing Fans a favor by paying for it, they did it to make money, and even at $20 a DVD, that still comes up way short of the $26M Investment
     
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    No, D'Argo never came back as far as I know.
    The story on IGN reporting O'Bannon's quote said the comics would be canon. They also shared a synopsis from when news of the movie first came out.
    Sounds to me like it could be fun, although I'm always a little iffy on the whole magic space baby aspect. I haven't read the comics yet (I will once I finish my current rewatch), so I'm not sure what kind of "powers" he had, if that even comes from the comics.