May 19th, 2004

Allison Argent - huntress

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From Fireflymovie.com - 2004-05-15th









May 14, 2004

Adam Baldwin (aka Jayne) reported on the Official Board that:

"Joss’ script is one of the best I’ve ever read (and I’ve read thousands)... We have our first full read-thru with the whole cast (HOORAY!!!) on monday!" and he signed off by saying: "A.B. (flyin’ again!!!)"

Just about brings a tear to your eye, don’t it?
Allison Argent - huntress

Firefly "SERENITY" newsish stuff

From Scifi.com - 2004-05-7th









Serenity Takes Off Soon

Joss Whedon-who is directing Serenity, a movie version of his SF western TV series Firefly-told SCI FI Wire that he will begin production in three weeks, with all of the original cast members in place, led by Nathan Fillion. Compared with the Fox series, the movie will be "bigger, faster, stronger," Whedon said in an interview at the Saturn Awards in Los Angeles. "The show plays on a very small, personal level. And while I want that to work in the movie, the movie has an epic quality and a resolve that you simply can’t afford in a TV show. Because if you have the epic quality, you run out of money, and if you have the resolve, you run out of ideas. ... The movie is really like, if you took a giant hit of the show all at once. It’s very big. Perhaps I should use different imagery."

Whedon added that the movie will wrap up story points left dangling when Fox unceremoniously canceled the show in the middle of its first season. "It won’t wrap up all the storylines," he said. "It’s not a miniseries. It’s a movie. But it does deal with some of the outstanding questions of the show. Like River [Summer Glau]. River is a very important question in the show."

Whedon added that the movie will be shot in Los Angeles on all-new sets. "They’re a little grander in scale," he said. "They’re a little more movie-like. ... Everything outside of Serenity is a place we haven’t visited and people we’ve not seen, but it is the world that was from the show." Serenity is aiming at a 2005 release.

From Darkhorizons.com - 2004-05-3rd









Conventions seemed rife this weekend that C-Grade actresses must’ve been in short supply for talkshows. The "Starfury: Fusion" convention in Blackpool had one insider there named ’Pixel’ who got a couple of minutes chat with Nathan Fillion, best known for the lead role in "Firefly" and a guest stint as an evil Preacher at the end of "Buffy". Fillion spoke a bit about the "Firefly" film spin-off "Serenity" which Universal is currently developing:

"When the set was struck, at the end of the show, nothing was kept except one door, so everything had to be built from scratch. The characters of Badger and Saffron will not be in the film, however ALL nine main cast members will appear.

Filming starts early June for ten weeks for a projected release "early next year". The budget, previously listed as $35m, is actually about $50m. The deal they have with Universal precludes another TV show - so a revival ain’t gonna happen. The plan is, if the film does well enough, to have a trilogy of films".

From Hollywoodreporter.com - By Sheigh Crabtree - 2004-04-30th









Zoic Studios has been recruited to produce the visual effects for Joss Whedon’s upcoming "Serenity" for Universal Studios. Zoic creative director Loni Peristere will serve as the visual effects supervisor for the sci-fi feature. The Culver City-based visual effects boutique is perhaps best known for its work for Whedon on Fox’s "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly" -- the small-screen predecessor to "Serenity" that Fox canceled after airing 11 episodes. "Loni Peristere and Zoic constantly expand my concept of what can be done with digital effects," Whedon said. "They’re masters of the new technology, but not slaves to it. What they did on my TV show I had never seen in a movie. What they’ll do on my movie ... I’m just really excited to be working with these lunatics."

From Scifi.com - 2004-05-7th









Serenity Takes Off Soon

Joss Whedon-who is directing Serenity, a movie version of his SF western TV series Firefly-told SCI FI Wire that he will begin production in three weeks, with all of the original cast members in place, led by Nathan Fillion. Compared with the Fox series, the movie will be "bigger, faster, stronger," Whedon said in an interview at the Saturn Awards in Los Angeles. "The show plays on a very small, personal level. And while I want that to work in the movie, the movie has an epic quality and a resolve that you simply can’t afford in a TV show. Because if you have the epic quality, you run out of money, and if you have the resolve, you run out of ideas. ... The movie is really like, if you took a giant hit of the show all at once. It’s very big. Perhaps I should use different imagery."

Whedon added that the movie will wrap up story points left dangling when Fox unceremoniously canceled the show in the middle of its first season. "It won’t wrap up all the storylines," he said. "It’s not a miniseries. It’s a movie. But it does deal with some of the outstanding questions of the show. Like River [Summer Glau]. River is a very important question in the show."

Whedon added that the movie will be shot in Los Angeles on all-new sets. "They’re a little grander in scale," he said. "They’re a little more movie-like. ... Everything outside of Serenity is a place we haven’t visited and people we’ve not seen, but it is the world that was from the show." Serenity is aiming at a 2005 release.



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I grabbed all these from www.buffy.nu