Farscape Creator Confirms Movie is in the Works
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.21.2014
The rumors were true...
A Farscape movie is something that fans of the Nine Network's series have been demanding for years. Interest piqued when a rumor hit in February that a film was in fact in the works and that rumor was confirmed during WonderCon. io9 reports that Rockne O'Bannon revealed that the adaptation is being developed and is in the early stages.
O'Bannon 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."
Farscape ran for four seasons before being abruptly cancelled after production had ended to commence on the fourth season, despite the fact that the show had a contract for a fifth season. Monjo was a writer and producer on the show, which focused on a group of characters fought against the militaristic Peacekeepers. Previous rumors said that the film would follow up on the comic books published by BOOM! Studios and the Jim Henson company, following John Crichton and Aeryn's son D'Argo who is 19 and hidden on Earth, but ready to go into space with his parents.