J. Michael Straczynski

‘Babylon 5’ Movie Targets 2016 Production Start Date

‘Babylon 5’ Movie Targets 2016 Production Start Date

Babylon 5 series creator J. Michael Straczynski recently revealed at Comic-Con 2014 that he is planning on writing a new feature film reboot based on his beloved sci-fi TV series, which ran for five seasons between 1994 and 1998.

The writer/producer also hinted that he hopes Warner Bros., the studio that produced the original series, will come on board and give the green light for this "big budget" feature, which will reportedly cost between $80 million and $100 million. However, J. Michael Straczynski owns the feature film rights, so even if Warner Bros. doesn't come on board, he will still move forward by funding and producing the movie through his Studio JMS banner.

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DreamWorks Acquires ‘Voices from the Dead’

DreamWorks has bought an original screenplay from J. Michael Straczynski entitled Voices From the Dead. The story centers on magician Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle teaming up to solve murder mysteries in New York City.

Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle did have an actual relationship in the 1920s, becoming friends after arguing about the existence of supernatural beings. J. Michael Straczynski's script creates a fictional account of that friendship, which features the duo solving murders in the Depression-era New York along with a psychic.

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