Earlier this year we reported that a Farscape spin-off movie was in development and that it was being written by original Farscape scribe Justin Monjo. It was also reveled that co-producer Brian Henson, who secured the rights for the film, would be directing.
The news of a movie was confirmed by creator and showrunner of the series Rockne O'Bannon, who says it's still in the very early stages. When asked about it in an interview with NerdacyTV, he said,
"Yeah, yeah, it’s the worst kept secret. We’re far from production, but yeah, the first step is Justin [Monjo] working on a script for us. We’ll keep our fingers crossed."
We even have a brief description of what the story for the film will follow:
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.
This series has a decent sized following, so if everything goes according to plan and the movie gets made, there is an audience that is going to be very excited and very happy. You can watch the video interview with O'Bannon below. Thanks to io9!
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