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  • waspfan
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    I asked B5scripts this question at the beginning

    they said that they feel like it can't be included but JMS would include it in vol 15 if legal -- I assume from the response that it won't be there so then it is not canon...

    that is memory of shadows... They replied in 24 hours and apologized for being late (they had to talk with JMS about my question)...

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by SpanishFan
    I was thinking... with JMS being kind of a hot writer in Hollywood now, maybe the owner dusts off the script and we can watch the movie in a few years.
    I'm not really familiar with the bussiness so, anyone knows if this is possible at all?
    What caused the project to dead-end was that the person/company (I've never been sure which it was) wasn't able to put the financial package together in order to make the movie. If he/they were to attempt it again, they'd need to pay JMS for the option again because, while they own the script, he owns the movie rights. It sounds like WB would be more amenable to getting behind a feature lately, though.

    By the way, if I recall correctly, JMS couldn't get the script made BUT he could sell it in script form. You think he would consider selling it with cafepress when he's done with Crusade?
    If I understand things correctly, yes, he could publish the script as a script (not a short story or anything else). Whether he'll want to do so probably depends on whether there's something in that script that he hopes to use in the future and possibly whether the script remains what he'd want to have made. I noticed in this post when he explained the dead-ending of the project that he mentioned
    the script went through many revisions
    which is quite unlike JMS.

    Guess we'll find out after the B5 scripts are all out. It's still too early to ask him about it, I think.

    Jan

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  • SpanishFan
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    the Memory of Shadows script is owned by somebody else so it's pretty unlikely that it'll ever be made.
    I was thinking... with JMS being kind of a hot writer in Hollywood now, maybe the owner dusts off the script and we can watch the movie in a few years.
    I'm not really familiar with the bussiness so, anyone knows if this is possible at all?

    By the way, if I recall correctly, JMS couldn't get the script made BUT he could sell it in script form. You think he would consider selling it with cafepress when he's done with Crusade?

    (Just wishful thinking, I guess. It's kind of funny in a sad way.)

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  • Joseph DeMartino
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    Did JMS say there was any chance of the Legacy of the Shadows (?) script being made into a movie??
    In addition to what Jan said above, there is also this from her con report, on the subject of a theatrical film in general:

    WB came to him as they do periodically wanting to do something with B5. They asked if he wanted to do a feature film but JMS declined mainly because he canÆt yet picture structuring a B5 movie ôàas long as Andreas and Rick insist on staying dead.ö Maybe in a year or two heÆll be able to but right now he canÆt do something big. What JMS suggested was a bunch of short filmsùlittle mini-movies, an anthology show set in the Babylon 5 universe.
    So the current project is what JMS chose to do instead of a theatrical film, and he's put that idea aside for the time being.

    Regards,

    Joe

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  • Jan
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    Mike,

    No, the Memory of Shadows (not Legacy) script is owned by somebody else so it's pretty unlikely that it'll ever be made.

    Jan

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  • qstor
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    I missed the other posts...Sorry..

    Did JMS say there was any chance of the Legacy of the Shadows (?) script being made into a movie??

    Mike

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  • strashiLOL
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    2 Joseph DeMartino
    You raised a good point.

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  • Dr Maturin
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    Originally posted by AmyG
    No one. Else. Will ever. Play the role of G'Kar.

    Ever.

    JMS is not going to go back on that.
    Your post is yet another proof point that I have the skill known as precognition. I knew I'd wake up to find a reply from the #1 G'kar fan. Please note that I said "if" twice.

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  • Joseph DeMartino
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    So when a B5-feature movie comes out (I'm not saying "if" ), Londo and Sheridan will most likely have only a pair of small cameo appearances (say, ISN reporter interviewing both of them at the very beginning / end of the movie).
    Right, just like in 13 Days John F. Kennedy was a peripheral character becuase it isn't plausible that a President of the United States would play an active role in any story.

    Which characters would and wouldn't be used depends on the story being told and that story's point-of-view. If you're telling the story of the D-Day landings Eisenhower might be on screen 80% of the time or 0% percent of the time depending on whether you're telling the story of a company of Rangers being delivered to the beach or the headquarters staff sweating out reports from the front and deciding whether or not to cancel the invasion and pull the troops out.

    G'Kar, on the other hand, had an opportunity to really BE a part of the story, and thus bring a "B5 feel" to it - a touch of class, if you wish.
    Whereas Garibaldi, Lyta, Lochley, Lennier, or - to get away from the "Ls" - Ivanova or Delenn wouldn't also bring a "B5 feel" to the movie? I think don't you're being as imaginative about this as JMS will be. And, for all the reasons given above, G'Kar and Franklin are out of bounds, except perhaps as remembered voices. I could easily imagine a scene in a Teep War film in which Lyta hears G'Kar's voice (almost like Sheridan heard Kosh's) preaching peace and understanding as he did during their two years together. I don't think JMS would ever do that sort of creepy CGI insert that they did with Livia on The Sopranos, but a flashback to an appropriate scene with one or the other of the characters might work.

    As for Londo - it depends on when the film is set and what the story is. For a time Vir remains ambassador to B5, so he could certainly contact Londo on Centuari prime during any crisis set on the station, so that's one way he could be involved. Another is to have Londo involved in a story set on Cenaturi Prime that ties into a larger story involving the IA. That way he could be an important character without interacting with the others.

    At this stage I wouldn't rule out anything except substantial roles for Franklin, G'Kar or Zathras, or recasting any of those parts. If there is a feature film I would expect JMS to move Heaven and Earth to get decent parts (and fees) for all of the surviving regulars and then shape his story accordingly.

    Regards,

    Joe
    Last edited by Joseph DeMartino; 07-26-2006, 12:59 PM.

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  • strashiLOL
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    Originally Posted by Jan
    They couldn't anyway since JMS won't be writing G'Kar
    I personally have never been much of a G'Kar fan. Don't get me wrong, he is a great character, and Andreas did a marvellous job bringing him to life; but of the three lead characters I simply like Londo and Sheridan more.

    G'Kar's utter importance is that of the three leads he is the easiest one to write into a story. By the end of the show Londo and Sheridan occupy the positions of high power, and that makes it almost impossible for them to interact with story elements (especially for the Drakh-controlled Centauri Emperor).

    So when a B5-feature movie comes out (I'm not saying "if" ), Londo and Sheridan will most likely have only a pair of small cameo appearances (say, ISN reporter interviewing both of them at the very beginning / end of the movie). G'Kar, on the other hand, had an opportunity to really BE a part of the story, and thus bring a "B5 feel" to it - a touch of class, if you wish.

    It's sad that Andreas is no more with us. A great loss.

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by AmyG
    No one. Else. Will ever. Play the role of G'Kar.

    Ever.

    JMS is not going to go back on that.
    They couldn't anyway since JMS won't be writing G'Kar.

    Jan

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  • OmahaStar
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    Originally posted by AmyG
    No one. Else. Will ever. Play the role of G'Kar.

    Ever.

    JMS is not going to go back on that.


    ^
    What she said.

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  • AmyG
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    Originally posted by LessonInMachismo
    I can understand the decision not to recast G'kar, probably for different reasons than JMS, but anyways, I noticed something very interesting. While watching Justice League the other day, I noticed that Carl Lumbly's voice (at least in his performance of J'onn J'onzz) sounds much like G'kar's. If -- IF -- they were to ever do an animated B5 series, he would be the man to voice G'kar. Another plus...he's done quite a bit of WB work, JL being the major one.
    No one. Else. Will ever. Play the role of G'Kar.

    Ever.

    JMS is not going to go back on that.

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  • Satai Delenn
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    UMm Yeah we saw .Please read all posts before making your own.

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  • Dr Maturin
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    I can understand the decision not to recast G'kar, probably for different reasons than JMS, but anyways, I noticed something very interesting. While watching Justice League the other day, I noticed that Carl Lumbly's voice (at least in his performance of J'onn J'onzz) sounds much like G'kar's. If -- IF -- they were to ever do an animated B5 series, he would be the man to voice G'kar. Another plus...he's done quite a bit of WB work, JL being the major one.

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