Babylon 5 movie news not good

Satai Delenn

I was over at and a poster known as Moyra reported that Mira Furlan when asked about the b5 movie said it was dead.This would seem to be true at least IMHO with the track B5 tv products the long silence ,the no news etc.The only thing I have the has flown with the name B5 on it is Mongoose's own publishing line of products I am beginning to think B5 has a curse.Just thought I would let you know. :(
The big thing is to not let "Bonnie Hammer" have any more to do with it! We mush for the moment help carry Babylon 5 in our hearts and minds! It will return, we just have to be patient! So KEEP THE FAITH PEOPLE!!! :D We will overcome the oppostion!
I wouldn't give up until we hear it from JMS, if it had been cancelled, surely he would have posted something somewhere about it, especially to rally the fans to save it. Unless he wanted it canned for some reason . . .

Mira Furlan apparantly said "i dont know if you know that there was a movie that was going to happen, a Babylon 5 movie and that there were all kinds of things happening around that... And finally, no movie! No Movie. Maybe it will resurface again. I'm sure it will...its floating around, that idea and i think it's going to happen in some other reincarnation, that particular one it won't"
"apparently", "someone posted that"

I'm not going to worry about it until I hear something coming from JMS, since I might be seeing him in May I can ask him then if we sdon't knnow before.

This appeared on the forum as posted by Tyrel. I have asked for the source of the post as hasn't posted anything since Feb 14th.

JMS Says:

The rule of thumb in Hollywood is that for every thousand scripts that get written, only a few dozen get into development, and out of those, only one will ever get made...if that.

A little over a year ago, I was approached by a company that wanted to make a Babylon 5 movie. They optioned the rights, and commissioned a script. (It's worth mentioning that I, not WB, own the rights to a B5 movie. When we were negotiating the original B5 deal -- by whose terms
I will never see a dime in profit -- the one thing they did let me have were the movie rights, figuring they'd never be worth anything in the long run.)

Anyway...on December 27th of 2003, the script for "The Memory of Shadows" was turned in, and the process began of trying to make the deal work with all the various forces involved. It is, to say the least, a very difficult process on any movie where the studio does not directly take the financial reins. In terms of B5, Warner's position was esssentially, "We only do big-budget movies with big names, so you're on your own." If there were big-name movie actors in the film,
they'd get behind it; without that, things become very problematic, especially as far as the financing was concerned. You much have to put together a consortium of international interests and business plans rivaled in complexity only by the Allied invasion of Normandy Beach.

Nonetheless, every attempt was made by the people involved to get this deal in place. This was not being done by Doug or myself, but rather by the company/individuals who approached us and optioned the rights. At times, it seemed we were inches away from a deal...stages were reserved at Elstree, actors were contacted, a director was in place, the script went through many revisions, a few key staff were hired, again not by was really a year-long roller coaster ride. During that time, the people involved, with every good intention, tried very hard to pull the necessary pieces together on the deal. The option expired in late December 2004, but I renewed it without cost, to give those involved more time to try and make things work.

In the end, however, the deal could be put together, and it did not look as if that was going to change at any point in the foreseeable future. So the option has reverted, and to all intents and purposes, the project has dead ended. Nor do I think this particular incarnation will arise again at any point in the future, though prognostication has always been a tricky art, especially if you have to do it without the benefit of hindsight.

This was not the first time someone's taken a run at a B5 feature film, and it will not be the last. Eventually it will happen, because such things are simply inevitable. If they can do a Brady Bunch movie, you can be sure that sooner or later, somebody's going to do a B5 movie.
The only thing I can say without equivocation is that when that day comes, as the rights-holder, I will make darned sure that it's done right, because I'd rather have no B5 movie than one that doesn't live up to what fans and I myself would want to see.

To that end...I can wait.

Anyway, just thought you should know the story.


It would seem that the "someone posted that" was correct to begin with .Not that I am cheering over here .I will go and meditate on this like the good little satai that I am .
wraith said:
Great, Babylon 5 gets canceled and the lumbering dinosaur that is Startreck gets yet another movie. There is no justice.

They have?!

Oh dear gods! Didn't they learn their lesson when they cancelled Enterprise?

(Miffed about no B5 movie!)
It was kind of tragic in the end. Though I would not complain about some more telemovies like they were doing. Though Third space and the Soul Hunter one was a bit hit and miss. I liked Martin Sheen as a Soul Hunter though.
yeah, I was really disappointed but hopefully it will get picked up in a few months when JMS has some time to devote to the production.

wraith said:
Great, Babylon 5 gets canceled and the lumbering dinosaur that is Startreck gets yet another movie. There is no justice.

You're kidding another ST movie where did u get that gloomy news :cry:
You're kidding another ST movie where did u get that gloomy news for all your gaming news.

Its ment to be set between Enterprise and original treck and features some war between the Federation and the Romulins.

Just be patient! Our series will have it's day on the BIG screen! Keep the faith!

JMS has promised it will return some day in some form. (insane laughter to follow)