Joseph Mallozzi has finished the first draft of the Stargate Atlantis movie script! His writing partner Paul Mullie completed his portion earlier this month and then handed it over to Mallozzi for his half.
Here’s what Mallozzi said in his weblog, “…I’m very happy with the story we have and with our ending in particular. Some doors are opened, some slammed shut (rather violently), while others are left ajar for future exploration…in the next big adventure provided the fans support this one. Not quite as long as I expected but, given the action sequences, it still may clock in with a robust running time.”
It’s very possible that the script will go through some changes before the filming begins, but since Mallozzi and Mullie worked from a very detailed outline, the chances are that there will be only a few revisions. Then, it’s on to prep work, with Andy Mikita slated to direct.
Now, the next part is SPOILERY, so avert your eyes if you wish to remain in blissful anticipation:
“Yes, all of the regulars and semi-regulars you’ve grown to know and love are in play – Sheppard, McKay, Teyla, Ronon, Woolsey, Keller, Zelenka, Lorne, Beckett, Chuck, Banks, and Todd – in addition to a couple of surprise guest stars. But more on them as we draw closer to the that first day of principal photography. As for when that will be…no firm date yet but I’m still banking on a fall production alongside the SG-1 movie.”
Way back when talk of the movie was first starting, Mallozzi told Solutions in an exclusive Q&A, “It’s very possible that we’ll have, at the very least, limited crossover. Given the story we’ve been spinning, it would make sense to see Carter, Daniel, and Teal’c pay Atlantis a visit.” Could these characters’ actors be the surprise guest stars?
Make sure you visit Joseph Mallozzi’s weblog regularly to get all of the details, but be aware that he mixes his Stargate tidbits (including those for Stargate Universe) in with his other interests. To get an abridged version of quotes concerning the SGA movie, visit our Atlantis Movies guide in the Stargate Wiki.