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Postby TerraFrost » Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:15 am

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Joss Whedon's 'Firefly' didn't burn very brightly on television, so he's taking the story to the movies.

Whedon will write and direct a big-screen version of the sci-fi western for Universal Pictures, with production scheduled to begin in early 2004. The movie will mark his feature-film directorial debut.

"Ever since the show went off the air, our fan base has grown even more," Christopher Buchanan, president of Whedon's production company, Mutant Enemy, tells The Hollywood Reporter. "We've had tremendous outpouring from the U.S. and Canada as well as the U.K."


Whedon hopes to reunite the cast of the show and introduce new characters in the feature film. Plot details are being kept quiet for now, but the story will likely be wider in scope while keeping in line with the "Firefly" mythology.
By taking "Firefly" to theaters, Whedon is tracking the opposite course to that of his breakthrough, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," which was a not-too-well-received movie before becoming a cult hit on television. "Firefly" had a passionate but too-small audience for FOX to keep it on the air last season; it lasted only 12 episodes.

Universal recently picked up the rights to the project from 20th Century Fox TV, where the series was produced. A DVD set of the series, including three episodes filmed but never aired, is due in December
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Postby TerraFrost » Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:08 am

a website has been launched for the movie:

http://www.serenitymovie.com/
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Postby ChatOmbre » Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:31 pm

FIREFLY!!!!! I can't wait... :D
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Postby Filthy » Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:49 am

i heard about this a while ago. I cant wait. They got the whole cast back too! :D
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Postby Aulla » Fri Jul 02, 2004 4:01 pm

*is lost*
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Postby ChatOmbre » Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:39 am

Aulla wrote:*is lost*


you must watch Firefly! we must steal you and make you watch Firefly...
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Postby TerraFrost » Sun Jul 11, 2004 1:34 am

Firefly Gets Big In Serenity:

Alan Tudyk, who plays the space pilot Wash in the upcoming SF movie Serenity, told SCI FI Wire that the movie based on Fox's canceled TV show Firefly is now shooting and will be bigger and better, with a story that picks up on the show's mythology. "I can say this, and I can't say much, because [writer/director] Joss [Whedon] would kill me," Tudky said in an interview. "In the TV show, if you know it, the characters of River [Summer Glau] and Simon [Sean Maher] were some of the people on board the ship [and] are wanted by the law. And it got us into trouble a lot. They're still wanted by the law in the movie. But the Alliance, the law, assigns a guy to catch her, who's really, really good at his job. That's all I can say." The "guy" is called simply The Operative and is played by British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (Amistad).

As for the movie, Tudyk said, "It is bigger [than the TV show], yeah. Our costumes are cooler. Our ship is the same, although it's actually a little bit cooler." Tudyk added, with tongue in cheek, "The hallways are a little bit wider to accommodate better acting. It's not as dangerous. You need wider halls for better acting. The first rule of acting: wide open space. It's not as dangerous of a set. Used to be you put your hand on something, and you came away with blood. … Now it's all very smooth surfaces."

Tudyk, who plays the pilot of the Firefly-class spaceship Serenity 500 years in the future, added: "My bridge. ... The day before yesterday was my first day flying the spaceship. And I got all sorts of new switches. I love the switches and the buttons that light up. And I've got two screens that hang above my head that I never had before that I'll access different things."

Serenity, now shooting in and around Los Angeles and at Universal Studios, picks up the story of the crew of the Serenity and reunites the original Firefly cast, including Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Morena Baccarin and Ron Glass. Longtime TV producer Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) makes his feature-film directorial debut with Serenity. Tudyk said the movie has more time and more money to get things right. "The pilot we shot for Firefly was a two-hour pilot. ... I think we made that for $12 million. … And we have $50 million to do two hours now. So [Whedon] can do a lot." Tudyk added: "And we have a lot of support at Universal. They're really happy with what we've done. We're about a month and a half into shooting now, and they're extraordinarily excited. But we all get along so well. I mean, it is ridiculous." Serenity is eyeing an April 22, 2005, release. Universal Pictures, which is releasing the movie, is owned by NBC Universal, which also owns SCIFI.COM.
source: sci-fi.wire.
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Postby Aulla » Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:04 pm

I will watch it...but i still dont get the story line
WAHHHHHHH! im just slow be patient!!! ^_^
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Postby TerraFrost » Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:04 am

In a stunning revelation in an interview with About.com, Nathan Fillion (Capt. Malcom Reynolds) confirmed that the “Firefly” story might not end with “Serenity” – there might still be 2 other movies to come.

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Postby ChatOmbre » Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:23 pm

*squeeee!* :D
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Postby Some Unreg Punk » Thu Dec 23, 2004 8:34 pm

what's with all these damn triologys!

firefly was cool, but i'd rather see a farscape movie.... and as long as I'm wishing, I'd also want a few billion dollars so I can buy that lambo museum and bring it to the states.
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Postby Evlfrost » Wed Dec 29, 2004 1:32 am

Yes! Firefly is awesome.
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Postby ChatOmbre » Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:42 pm

Evlfrost wrote:Yes! Firefly is awesome.


*glomp* mwahaha! for once you like something :p ;)
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Postby Evlfrost » Sat Jan 01, 2005 5:49 pm

What is that supposed to mean? I like a lot of things. Take Joss Whedon for example, this guy is genius. Angel is one of my favorite shows. Firefly probably would have ranked amoung my favorites had it had more time to develop itself. Buffy is kinda lackluster though...
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Postby TerraFrost » Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:10 pm

A trailer for the Firefly movie Serenity has been released:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/serenity/
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