A FARSCAPE Movie Is in Development
It was recently announced that original Farscape scribe Justin Monjo is writing a screenplay for a spin-off movie. The sci-fi series was created by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Jim Henson Productions and Hallmark Entertainment. It ran from 1999 to 2003. It was supposed to get five seasons, but only ran four. The series ended on a cliffhanger, but co-producer Brian Henson secured the rights to Farscape and developed and directed a three-hour miniseries to wrap up the story that left fans hanging. It was called Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars.
Henson is also set to direct the new movie in development. Thanks to Tor, we have a little information on the story:
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.
I'm sure fans of the series are going to love this news. Hopefully Henson and Monjo can deliver a great film that they will enjoy.
It was also announced that Monjo is developing a new series for HBO called Mongo. It would be based on the detective series by George C. Chesbro, and the lead role was reportedly written specifically for Peter Dinklage.