It wasn’t exactly Battlestar Galactica, but Farscape did scratch a certain sci-fi itch — a goofy one to be sure, but an itch nonetheless. It’s been a while since we last saw the likes of John Crichton and Aeryn Sun grace our screens and some would debate their time has come and gone, but it looks like they could be set to return, with news that a movie script is in the works.
According to if.com.au, Australian screenwriter Justin Monjo (who penned 14 episodes of the TV series) is currently working on a script for a feature-length Farscape outing. The article contains a brief mention of the plot, which would pick up almost two decades after the end of the show:
In the finale, the protagonists, American astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) and peacekeeper Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black) got married and had a baby. In the movie, it’s revealed the boy had special powers which made him the target of the villainous aliens so his parents hide him on Earth.
The plot follows the kid at the age of 19 when his whereabouts have been discovered and he rejoins his parents on their spaceship. Monjo says the film would be shot in Australia.
More Farscape sounds great, but it’s been 10 years since The Peacekeeper Wars. Rockne S O’Bannon has Defiance to worry about and who knows if the original cast would be up for it.