Tuesday, December 14, 2004

B5 in 2005? 

Sci-Fi Weekly cites a Production Weekly article which announced that a Babylon 5 feature film will start shooting in Great Britain this coming April. J. Michael Straczynski wrote the script for The Memory of Shadows, which will be directed by Steve Beck.

Not much was revealed about the characters or storyline, and the only named character from the previous B5 projects is Galen, the technomage, whose main character development occurred on Crusade (which costarred Daniel Dae Kim, now Controlling Korean Guy Jin on Lost).

It's likely that other characters from the original series will be present, however. I wasn't aware that Richard Biggs (Dr. Franklin) had died earlier this year, but sadly that was the case. In the IMDB notes on Biggs' bio, the bio writer notes that Straczynski announced since then that he would not be recasting the role. That seems to me to indicate that the script included Dr. Franklin and other B5 characters and the original actors.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 1:45 PM