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  • #16
    JMS just posted:

    Originally posted by Fans of J. Michael Straczynski

    Big meeting last Thursday with MGM, they approved the outline for a Rising Stars feature film and I'm now cleared to begin writing the script.
    https://www.facebook.com/officialjms...type=3&theater

    ETA: The summary on IMDb:

    When a mysterious force strikes a small town, everyone in utero at the time is born with extraordinary powers. As they grow from childhood to adulthood, they bring all the rivalries and alliances of childhood as they grow into a force that may one day change the world forever.
    Last edited by Jan; 08-07-2016, 05:12 PM.
    "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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    • #17
      When a mysterious force strikes a small town, everyone in utero at the time is born with extraordinary powers. As they grow from childhood to adulthood, they bring all the rivalries and alliances of childhood as they grow into a force that may one day change the world forever.[/url]

      ETA: The summary on IMDb:
      This must be the first time I've read a synopsis of Rising Stars and thought of John Wyndham's 'The Midwich Cuckoos'. Similarities end after the 'special babies' thing... but yeah, that just struck me out of nowhere.
      Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

      Kosh: Good!

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      • #18
        JMS posted on Twitter that the first draft of the script is in:



        Intellectually I know that MGM for feature films wouldn't have the same numbskulls that were there when he did 'Jeremiah', I still find myself muttering 'MGM, please don't meddle!' over and over.
        "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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        • #19
          Cool stuff. I guess the 'Trilogy' aspect really depends on the success of the first film.
          Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

          Kosh: Good!

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          • #20
            Just posted:
            Being developed by MGM as a feature (and a potential franchise) not TV; latest draft went in last week, hoping for production order soon.
            "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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            • #21
              GREAT NEWS!!!!! Soon I will have to dig out all of the comics and read them again. My guess is we might see it in 2019, though I have a feeling there will be a lot of movies pushing for a 2020 release. I don't know. If I was making a movie I think I would want it to come out in 2020. LOL
              Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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              • #22
                This is cool. With Sense8 being pretty much done, I am now eager to see what JMS moves forward with.
                Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

                Kosh: Good!

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                • #23
                  More revisions:

                  J. Michael Straczynski‏Verified account
                  @straczynski
                  Replying to @McaffeeTV
                  Rising Stars is currently under option to MGM for a feature film, and I'm finishing up some final revisions on the screenplay this week. We'll see where it goes from there.
                  "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Jan View Post
                    Always forget how slow these things move in Hollywood. I wonder what the status of Midnight Nation is?
                    Last edited by Ubik; 11-27-2017, 05:26 AM.
                    Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

                    Kosh: Good!

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Ubik View Post
                      Always forget how slow these things move in Hollywood.
                      Indeed. Veeeeery slooooow.

                      JMS yesterday tweet
                      Actually, I'm adapting Rising Stars for a potential movie for MGM...so far the process is going well...fingers crossed....
                      Remember: MGM got "last draft" nov 2017.
                      B5-Stefan

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                      Tirk: "Tirk. Drazi. I carry very large things. I... I... Tirk. Drazi."
                      [LotR]

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                      • #26
                        Has JMS let out any hints as to what part of Rising Stars a feature film might cover? I hate to go back and read the whole thread or any old threads. I am VERY lazy, But not so lazy as to not break the silence on these forums. I guess everyone took a few days off.
                        Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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