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Series creator is looking to reboot Babylon 5 with a feature film

Aug. 12, 2014by:
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The original show, which ran from 1994-1998, chronicled the history of the titular 5-mile long ship which acted as a boon for interstellar peace and commerce in the year 2258. Creator of the show and writer Michael Staczynski (WORLD WAR Z, THOR) has attempted to make three feature films since the show's end. This particular film would be a complete reboot, however, using only the concept of the show as a launching point for new stories.

Straczynski's hope is that the producer of the show, Warner Bros. will greenlight the film for production in 2016. However, this is a special case in that Straczynski owns the rights to a feature film based on the show. In the event of Warner Bros. passing on this project, Straczynski's own studio, JMS, would produce the film on a budget of $80-100 million.

The man seems passionate on bringing a feature film to theaters, so this looks like if it's going to happen, it will do so in 2016. Given the recent success of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and Star Wars soon to be making a resurgence, it looks like Sci-Fi is going to be a hot commodity. In the meantime, Straczynski has plenty on his plate in regards to a television show he's working on with the Wachowski's entitled Sense8, which deals with a group of people around the world who find that they are not only linked mentally but are also being hunted down.

Michael Straczynski’s next venture, Sense8, looks to his Netflix sometime in 2015..

Not bad, although I prefer the ladies from Battlestar Galactica.

Source: TV Wise

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6:16PM on 08/12/2014

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His name is J. Michael Straczynski - thus why his studio is called JMS. His first name is Joe.
His name is J. Michael Straczynski - thus why his studio is called JMS. His first name is Joe.
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5:26PM on 08/12/2014

heh

Ah, Michael Staczynski. The things Joe Quesada made you do to Spider Man were horrible. Horrible indeed.
Ah, Michael Staczynski. The things Joe Quesada made you do to Spider Man were horrible. Horrible indeed.
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4:06PM on 08/12/2014

THIS

People say Star Trek, some people say Firefly.....I say Babylon 5 is the greatest Sci Fi TV Show Ever. Would like to see this.
People say Star Trek, some people say Firefly.....I say Babylon 5 is the greatest Sci Fi TV Show Ever. Would like to see this.
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5:27PM on 08/12/2014
I wouldn't go as far as saying Firefly is in any way the greatest scifi show ever but it is an excellent an amazing blend of the scifi and western genres.
I wouldn't go as far as saying Firefly is in any way the greatest scifi show ever but it is an excellent an amazing blend of the scifi and western genres.
2:58PM on 08/12/2014
A movie of Babylon 5 could work. One would assume a studio that had neither Star Trek nor Star Wars might be interested, though B5 was a different beast to those two. There was depth and some really nice details and ideas in the original series. But yeah, could work with modern effects definitely.
A movie of Babylon 5 could work. One would assume a studio that had neither Star Trek nor Star Wars might be interested, though B5 was a different beast to those two. There was depth and some really nice details and ideas in the original series. But yeah, could work with modern effects definitely.
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