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  • The news is gradually circulating.


    Babylon 5 to return in movie reboot, says J Michael Straczynski
    By Hugh Armitage
    Wednesday, Aug 13 2014, 11:41am EDT

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    • Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
      The news is gradually circulating.


      Babylon 5 to return in movie reboot, says J Michael Straczynski
      By Hugh Armitage
      Wednesday, Aug 13 2014, 11:41am EDT
      Yeah, I noted io9 also reported it, in a postive light too.
      Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

      Kosh: Good!

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      • Nothing new in this article. However, the article does indicate that the news is spreading to the main stream press.

        American space opera television series 'Babylon 5' is being rebooted as a feature film. J Michael Straczynski said that it is planned for the movie to begin production in 2016, reported Digital Spy. The writer said that he hopes that original cast


        'Babylon 5' to return in movie reboot
        Press Trust of India | London
        August 15, 2014 Last Updated at 07:50 IST

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        • io9 takes a look at previous sci-fi viral campaigns here -
          These days, movies have two marketing campaigns. There's regular marketing, with trailers, posters and interviews. And then there's viral marketing, aimed at fans on the internet — which often includes crucial info about a movie's backstory. Here are nine movies that make more sense if you followed their viral…


          Makes me wonder what sort of campaign JMS has in mind for the B5 movie leading to it's release.
          I hope backstory installments of the Minbari truce or early construction tales of B4 and B5.

          Even a B5 movie portal on Studio JMS would be awesome.
          Last edited by DaveNarn; 08-17-2014, 12:46 AM.

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          • I have to admit that I'm in agreement with the first comment in the article DaveNarn linked to. I'm not at all interested in having to chase all over the place to get a full story and I trust that wouldn't be the case with whatever JMS does. Now if there are tangential elements not really relating to the story in the movie, fine. But if actual points that should be on the movie screen are to be found elsewhere, I'll be very disappointed. Not really worried, though. JMS has said many times that he believes in playing fair with the audience and I'd think that part of that would be making every part of the story available to everybody, not just those willing to chase around finding 'viral' clues.

            Jan
            "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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            • Originally posted by Jan View Post
              I have to admit that I'm in agreement with the first comment in the article DaveNarn linked to. I'm not at all interested in having to chase all over the place to get a full story and I trust that wouldn't be the case with whatever JMS does. Now if there are tangential elements not really relating to the story in the movie, fine. But if actual points that should be on the movie screen are to be found elsewhere, I'll be very disappointed. Not really worried, though. JMS has said many times that he believes in playing fair with the audience and I'd think that part of that would be making every part of the story available to everybody, not just those willing to chase around finding 'viral' clues.

              Jan
              Agreed. If a film is good it shouldn't NEED viral marketing. Sure, a good imaginative marketing campaign is helpful, but word of mouth and critical reception have a lot of sway. Look at Guardians of the Galaxy. Most predicted it would be a hard sell, given the obscure cast of characters. Marve B-list at best! However, the trailers and interviews leading up to the release seem to have really solid it to audiences. Helps that the film, from what I've heard, is superb and lots of fun. (Must go see it this week!)
              Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

              Kosh: Good!

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              • Originally posted by Jan View Post
                I have to admit that I'm in agreement with the first comment in the article DaveNarn linked to. I'm not at all interested in having to chase all over the place to get a full story and I trust that wouldn't be the case with whatever JMS does. Now if there are tangential elements not really relating to the story in the movie, fine. But if actual points that should be on the movie screen are to be found elsewhere, I'll be very disappointed. Not really worried, though. JMS has said many times that he believes in playing fair with the audience and I'd think that part of that would be making every part of the story available to everybody, not just those willing to chase around finding 'viral' clues.

                Jan
                I wouldn't expect that from JMS. I hate when you see a movie that's a mess plotwise and some fool cheerfully interjects, "It's all explained in the comic book" Ugh. Yes I'm talking about JJtrek, but there are others. Prometheus had a lot of stuff online, but I don't think it was required to see the movie.


                And, I just want to say over the weekend I was thinking about what I wanted to say about reboots in general. I couldn't think of the word I wanted to say, but I have it now, Mockery. It's mocking the original without being it. That bothers me. I have faith in JMS that he won't mock what was previously created, but any other creator in charge or new people take over a IP and that's what I've seen overwhelmingly. It's some thing that tries to wear the original like a coat but it's some dumbed down action garbage without any of the orginal's concepts. And chasing around websites and comic books for explanation of that mess I just saw does not help any.
                "And what kind of head of Security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I mean, I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either. " And I can give you reasonable assurances that the head of Security will not report you for doing so."
                "Because you won't tell yourself about it?"

                "I try never to get involved in my own life, too much trouble."

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                • This will be my first reboot of a story that I loved previously, so I don't have any negative baggage to bring with me to the reboot, but listening to everyone else I'm not sure if I should be scared or not, or just continue to trust in JMS.

                  I'm leaning towards trust because even when Joe does things that other tv producers do, he does them better. He is 10,000 leagues above JJ Abrams or Scott Rosenberg, or Joss Whedon or any of those other big names. Whatever any of them would do, Joe may also do, but he'll do it better.

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                  • Originally posted by Delenn_of_Mir View Post
                    This will be my first reboot of a story that I loved previously, so I don't have any negative baggage to bring with me to the reboot, but listening to everyone else I'm not sure if I should be scared or not, or just continue to trust in JMS.

                    I'm leaning towards trust because even when Joe does things that other tv producers do, he does them better. He is 10,000 leagues above JJ Abrams or Scott Rosenberg, or Joss Whedon or any of those other big names. Whatever any of them would do, Joe may also do, but he'll do it better.
                    No doubt JMS will do his B5 Film justice. He's been very clear on his standards for making it and unwilling to comprimise to the point of going it alone.

                    I look forward to the prerelease buzz when the trailers appear and the press are doing interviews. It will be so awesome to see the Babylon 5 movie in Variety, Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter.

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                    • Originally posted by DaveNarn View Post
                      No doubt JMS will do his B5 Film justice. He's been very clear on his standards for making it and unwilling to comprimise to the point of going it alone.

                      I look forward to the prerelease buzz when the trailers appear and the press are doing interviews. It will be so awesome to see the Babylon 5 movie in Variety, Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter.

                      And the movie trailer!!!! I'd buy a ticket for anything just to see a B5 movie trailer on the big screen.

                      Our movie won't come out the same year as star wars will it?

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                      • Originally posted by Delenn_of_Mir View Post
                        And the movie trailer!!!! I'd buy a ticket for anything just to see a B5 movie trailer on the big screen.
                        I don't know why but I got goose bumps when I read the word "trailer." I think it has something to do with the same feeling I got when I saw The Legend of The Rangers Trailer on the big screen the first time.

                        Originally posted by Delenn_of_Mir View Post
                        Our movie won't come out the same year as star wars will it?
                        That is scheduled for release in 2015, next year. WOW! where does the time go?!
                        Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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                        • Originally posted by Looney View Post
                          I think it has something to do with the same feeling I got when I saw The Legend of The Rangers Trailer on the big screen the first time.
                          Talking of Legend of the Rangers, I'd still like to see the meeting of the Liandra and Excalibur that JMS had planned, and plenty of Rangers action. Heck, anything to do with my beloved Valen...!

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                          • Originally posted by Looney View Post
                            I don't know why but I got goose bumps when I read the word "trailer." I think it has something to do with the same feeling I got when I saw The Legend of The Rangers Trailer on the big screen the first time.



                            That is scheduled for release in 2015, next year. WOW! where does the time go?!


                            But if episode 8 comes out in 2017, they could still come out at the same time possibly. That would be wicked awesome to see a B5 trailer before star wars!!!!

                            Was Legend of the rangers in the cinema? I never knew that.

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                            • I was thinking JMS said he would write the script in 2015 and the movie would come out in 2016.
                              That's when the next J.J. verse Star Trek is due out

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                              • Originally posted by DaveNarn View Post
                                I was thinking JMS said he would write the script in 2015 and the movie would come out in 2016.
                                Nope...write in '15 *make* in '16. Probably out in '17.

                                Jan
                                "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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