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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 8:47 PM

MYCROFT2


Chris Buchanan just posted this on the OB!!

http://forums.prospero.com/foxfirefly/messages?msg=13539.1

Whedon's 'Serenity' greenlit
U moves forward on sci-fi spinoff

By GABRIEL SNYDER
Universal Pictures has greenlit "Serenity,'' the feature film based on Joss Whedon's Fox TV series "Firefly,'' which was canceled in late 2002 after just 11 episodes.
Deals are in place for Whedon to direct and for the original cast of the TV show to reprise their roles. Pic, budgeted in the mid-eight figures, is skedded for a June start and should be ready for a 2005 release.

After Fox pulled the plug on "Firefly," Whedon struggled to continue the project, speaking with other nets and cablers about the skein, then finally turning to studios about a feature version. U acquired the feature rights from Fox last fall.

Whedon said the pic will be released under the title "Serenity" to give it some distance from the TV version. "It was important that people understand that the movie isn't the series," he said. "The movie is bigger, more epic than anything you can do in a series."

To that end, he said he went out of his way while penning the "Serenity" script to make sure that it is accessible to auds who never tuned into "Firefly."

"You're not going to bring people into a movie if you're explaining all the time what happened before," Whedon said.

Series was a space oater set 500 years in the future, tracking the journeys of the crew aboard the Serenity.

Forthcoming pic is set about six months after the TV show left off, and centers on two passengers on board the ship who attract trouble to the crew.

The studio has closed a deal with Nathan Fillion to return as Capt. Malcolm Reynolds. Other original cast members Gina Torres, Morena Baccarin, Jewel Staite, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher and Summer Glau are also in place.

Barry Mendel is producing the pic. Chris Buchanan of Mutant Enemy, Whedon's shingle, and Mendel exec Alissa Tager are exec producing. Overseeing the project for U is vice chair Mary Parent.

Date in print: Wed., Mar. 3, 2004, Los Angeles



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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 8:51 PM

SERENA


Yeeeehaaaa!

"Every well bred, petty crook knows that the small, concealable weapons always go to the far left of the place setting."

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 8:57 PM

JHARROD


JIA YO!!!!!!!!

"They tell ya to never hit a man with a closed fist, but it is on occassion hilarious"

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 9:05 PM

FLYINFREE


Keep Flyin'!

"...we're still flyin'."
"That's not much."
"It's enough." Malcolm Reynolds and Simon Tam - Serenity

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 9:15 PM

NOOCYTE


YAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Wife...sleeping...can't...holler!

Just shouted deep into a pillow! Drank a Big Swig of Paddy's Irish Whiskey (toasted West from Philadelphia).

This is a day we will all remember ("BDM Day?")!

Can I get a HOOOrah!

edited to say that I am SO glad I stay up this late!!!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 9:26 PM

VENA


HOOOrah!

Dancing! Jump...up...and...down...
Can't...Stop...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Is it time for a Shindig or what?!?!

*Runs for the milk.*


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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 9:28 PM

DAVCO92


For me it was a glass of Merlot. That's some gorram great news, congratulations to all Browncoats!!! Eight of ten cast members too (don't forget Serenity LOL!) - better than I had hoped. Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll rope the other two wayward members of the herd...or else Jayne get's to slap 'em. :)

Like my sig says...

Burn the land, boil the sea...

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 9:34 PM

MRGREEN


This is great news, but whats teh word on ALAN!??! Gotta have Wash! He's the bestest!

If you can't run, you crawl, and if you can't crawl, well, if you can't do that, you find someone to carry you.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 9:50 PM

NOOCYTE


Truly, I think the cast list was abbreviated for...well...whatever incomprehensible reason one might so abbreviate. Barring sundry pick-ups, Alan should be done with "I, Robot" by then, and Ron's been rather quiescent, career-wise, of late. Serenity's been at loose ends as well, so she should be able to join the party without undue muss!

Let's face it, gentlefolk; it's time for Joss to push that Big Red Button!!!!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 9:53 PM

DREADLORD


If all of you could please bow your heads ..
I would like to say a few words in honour of this moment...

OH
HELL
YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAH!!!!!



Joss...push that BIG DAMN red button of yours would you

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 9:56 PM

KINGOFKOINS


I go cry now.

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"Bible's broken; contradictions, false logistics. Doesn't make sense." - River
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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 9:57 PM

ALEXANDRIA


Yay!!!!!!!!!! *does the happy jig of joy* oh man I'm so excited!! there's no way im getting to sleep now!
I'm going to go get a shot of Jack Daniel's in celebration!!
oh i knew Joss would come through for us!!! yay!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 9:59 PM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Can someone scan me the actual Variety article?

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 10:00 PM

NOOCYTE


OOOOOO, Jack! Wait, let me toast with you.....

**clink!!*

Much as I love the Irish whiskey (oh, if only they would import Paddy's to the States, so I wouldn't have to ration it till my next trip to the Old Sod!!), I think a shot of Jack would fit with the Firefly Head so much more appropriately!

Enjoy

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 10:02 PM

NOOCYTE


Haken;

I just emailed Harry Knowles at aintitcool with the FFF link (free plug!). If anyone would have access and be disposed to post the full text, it would be him. If he does so (and no one beats me to it) I'll paste it over to you.

And, BTW, THANK YOU for sustaining us till the ass-picious day!!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 10:04 PM

PUDOR


Wow! Best news ever on the first day of my exams - I'm taking this as a good omen :D


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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 10:08 PM

ALEXANDRIA


Quote:

Originally posted by Noocyte:
OOOOOO, Jack! Wait, let me toast with you.....

**clink!!*
I think a shot of Jack would fit with the Firefly Head so much more appropriately!

Enjoy



I totally agree!
Cheers Noocyte!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 10:08 PM

NOOCYTE


Just realized the strange and felicitous synchronicity:

This is the day (well, technically the day after...) that it was announced that there is hard evidence of past liquid water on Mars, and now this...

It is a day for delicious draughts in arid places!!

So let us all raise our glasses together!!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 10:22 PM

MANIACNUMBERONE


I got home from typing in taxes and turned on FFF as usual. Suddenly I heard a choir of heavenly angels begin to sing joyously, and I soon found out why.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 10:33 PM

TYCHOIDES


time to push the red button and call everybody back.

:D

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 10:48 PM

FLAMETREE


feichang hen hao!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 10:52 PM

NUR


It been said before, but I'll say it again. ITS BIG RED BUTTON TIME! Class is going to hurt in the morning but I knew there must be a reason why I hadn't slept yet. Gosh darnit! here it is. Damn Shiny folks, damn shiny.

Those who restrain desire, do so because thiers is weak enough to be restrained.
-William Blake

O my Lord! bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous.
-Qur'an 26:83

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 10:53 PM

MAKEROFPATHS


Quote:

Originally posted by Noocyte:
OOOOOO, Jack! Wait, let me toast with you.....

**clink!!*

Much as I love the Irish whiskey (oh, if only they would import Paddy's to the States, so I wouldn't have to ration it till my next trip to the Old Sod!!), I think a shot of Jack would fit with the Firefly Head so much more appropriately!

Enjoy




It's way too late for this but chuck it . . . Just opened a bottle of Beck's and poured a shot of Jager. Cheers all!

I don't know how I'm going to get to sleep tonight. It's already almost 4 am.

But this is way good news.

Congrats to Chris B and Team Joss for sticking it out and pounding out a deal. It's worth it.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 10:59 PM

ROBOGEEK


Holy moley!

"Shiny" doesn't even begin to cover this!

I think we all sort of knew this was coming, but still... given the body-blow of the 'Angel' cancellation, I for one was taking nothing for granted. But whaddaya you know? Joss actually got to push the red button.

Wow. Just... WOW.

CONGRATULATIONS to Joss, Tim and the entire cast and crew. This is historic and unprecedented. On this day, the Battle of Serentity WAS WON!!!

- Robogeek

P.S.: But hey, would it've killed ya to call it "Captain Tightpants"? ;-)

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 11:06 PM

BRITCHICK


WOOOOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOH!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 11:26 PM

MANIACNUMBERONE


Quote:

Originally posted by makerofpaths:
Quote:

Originally posted by Noocyte:
OOOOOO, Jack! Wait, let me toast with you.....

**clink!!*

Much as I love the Irish whiskey (oh, if only they would import Paddy's to the States, so I wouldn't have to ration it till my next trip to the Old Sod!!), I think a shot of Jack would fit with the Firefly Head so much more appropriately!

Enjoy




It's way too late for this but chuck it . . . Just opened a bottle of Beck's and poured a shot of Jager. Cheers all!

I don't know how I'm going to get to sleep tonight. It's already almost 4 am.

But this is way good news.

Congrats to Chris B and Team Joss for sticking it out and pounding out a deal. It's worth it.



Wait a minute... you've got Paddy's?!

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Inara: Who's winning?
Simon: I can't really tell, they don't seem to be playing by any civilized rules that I know.
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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 11:46 PM

GUS


Yeeee-ha!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 11:48 PM

ZAPHODB


I'll be in my bunk.



Industrial Looniee & Madness - http://www3.telus.net/vchrusch

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 12:20 AM

SHSSAY


BANZAI!!!! Time for some serious celebratin'! Cheers for Serenity!!!

"Two by two, hands of blue." -River Tam

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 12:42 AM

UCLAMATHGUY



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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 2:02 AM

JEWEL


WooooooooooHooooooooooooooo!

Shiny indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 2:15 AM

CALHOUN


WaaaaaaaaaHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

We're still flying

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 2:19 AM

TRASK43


woohoo just seen this posted at aint it cool and headed over here to be sure I wasn't seeing things. We could still do with word on Ron and Alan though it wouldn't be the same without them.

On a bit of a side note I think people should head over to aintitcool and post some positive comments in the talk back. Its obviously a pretty
popular site and influences a lot of peoples views and theres already quite a lot of negative posts in the talk back. So I think we should get posting.

www.summer-glau.com

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 2:39 AM

MICRONAUT


Very shiny news indeed... any word on Ron and Alan? The report doesn't say they won't be back... they're just not listed...

"Just remember... all success is illusion: what has really been accomplished is the displacement of an area of specific failure to somewhere else... or is it the other way around?"

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 2:51 AM

SNIPER


Words cannot describe how I feel about this right now. YAHOO! SHINY!

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 3:00 AM

HANS


I never truly believed this would ever happen. I guess it's time to start going to church because this is a miracle!

(slams big red button with glee)

The report didn't mention Alan or Ron in the cast. This is probably just an oversight. However, if we had to lose two characters I guess this wouldn't be a disaster... (sacrelige, I know).

Hans

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 3:03 AM

BREATHOFJ


Best news in a long time. I'm so freakin happy right now.

Words just can't describe.

*insert snoopy dance here

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 3:04 AM

SHINY


YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Seriously, I woke up at 2:20 AM and then again at 4:40 AM this morning (it's now 5:00AM local time as I type this) for what appeared to be no reason -- but now I know why! It was the collective cheers of thousands and thousands of browncoats that woke me up psychicly!

JOSS ROCKS!

BROWNCOATS ROCKS!

UNIVERSAL ROCKS!

GORRAM FOX!!!!

(btw, what the heck does "Series was a space oater set 500 years in the future" mean?!?!?!?)


RIVER
Purple elephants are flying.
MAL
Good. Thanks for the update.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 3:17 AM

OUTLANDER


Amen

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 3:22 AM

PAINISSCARY


Thrilled, elated, walking on air...

And yet distressed over no mention of Alan and Ron. Can't imagine Joss wouldn't get them back or that they wouldn't do it, but still, would like official word of their participation.

After all, how will the ship fly without its pilot, and to whom wil the crew turn for spiritual advice and kneecap shooting?

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 3:22 AM

PAINISSCARY


Thrilled, elated, walking on air...

And yet distressed over no mention of Alan and Ron. Can't imagine Joss wouldn't get them back or that they wouldn't do it, but still, would like official word of their participation.

After all, how will the ship fly without its pilot, and to whom wil the crew turn for spiritual advice and kneecap shooting?

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 3:31 AM

DRAKON


YES!

Heck, I am at work, will have to wait till later to toast this news appriopriately.

"Wash, where is my damn spaceship?"

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 3:34 AM

REDDUDE


One would hope the reason Alan and Ron are not mentioned is merely because their negotiations have not been finalized. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 3:37 AM

TEELABROWN


*does little happy dance*

We rose again! We're still flyin'!

WONDERFUL! SHINY! GREAT! YES YES YES! Our bao bei movie is flyin'!

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 3:50 AM

TRASK43


Quote:

Originally posted by RedDude:
One would hope the reason Alan and Ron are not mentioned is merely because their negotiations have not been finalized. I guess we'll have to wait and see.



Could be the case but you would have thought that when joss wrote the script he would have had to include their characters and would also had a good idea as whether they were going to be signing on for the film.

Im sure we're all worried over nothing though they were probably just left of the article.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 3:55 AM

FIREFLYWILDCARD1


Wahoo!!!! YES!!!!!! Dancing with joy!

Can't wait. I was wondering if I'd have anything to look forward to now that the Lord of the Rings movies are finished.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 4:25 AM

EYEBALL


Shiny wrote:

'(btw, what the heck does "Series was a space oater set 500 years in the future" mean?!?!?!?)'

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'oater'

SYLLABICATION: oat·er

NOUN: Slang A movie about frontier or cowboy life; a western.

ETYMOLOGY: From the prominence of horses, known for their taste for oats, in such films.


errr.. thanks yahoo dictionary.


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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 4:30 AM

RKLENSETH


We never gve up hope. Victory!

Oh, and play Cantr II at www.cantr.net.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 4:31 AM

CARDIE


Shiny, shiny, shiny!!

I don't drink, and it's breakfast time anyway, so I'll toast a cafe mocha for Firefly (and pray that Alan and Ron are indeed among the cast.)

And an "oater" is Variety-speak for a Western. (Horses eat oats, horses are in Westerns).

Cardie

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 4:31 AM

CARDIE


Shiny, shiny, shiny!!

I don't drink, and it's breakfast time anyway, so I'll toast a cafe mocha for Firefly (and pray that Alan and Ron are indeed among the cast.)

And an "oater" is Variety-speak for a Western. (Horses eat oats, horses are in Westerns).

Cardie

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004 4:31 AM

SOONERDAX



SHINY!

Wheeee!

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