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Possible Firefly movie....

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by todd s, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. todd s

    todd s Well-Known Member

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    I just saw this:

    Joss Whedon To Write Firefly Feature Film
    Source: Sci Fi Wire
    Tuesday, July 15, 2003

    Joss Whedon, creator of Fox's canceled SF western series Firefly, told Sci Fi Wire that he is close to a deal to write and direct a feature film based on the short-lived show.

    "What's happening with that is that I'm writing a script," Whedon said in an interview. "And I have some interest. But I won't know really until I finish a draft whether or not it's genuine. ... We have a pretty decent shot. It's not a crazed pipe dream."

    Whedon said that any deal for a Firefly movie would be contingent on getting the original cast back as the crew of the space transport ship Serenity.
     
  2. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Well-Known Member

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    Is it going to be on the DVD with the rest of the episodes?
    [​IMG]
    Ok, I can dream, can't I?

    It would be funny if the movie was a hit and the series started back up, wouldn't it?

    Glenn
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

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    The series comes out December 5th, so no it'd be a seperate item.

    They're hoping the series will be more successful as a movie franchise, and since half the cast already have new shows and development deals, it's done as a series
     
  4. Gregg Shiu

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    How does one like Josh Whedon get another chance to do a tv series, let alone a movie based on the short-lived series? Wasn't Firefly a rather mixed bag? Is there any word on whether or not this will be direct to TV or not?
     
  5. Max Leung

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    The one episode I managed to see reminded me of Cowboy Bebop...the one where a bounty hunter intercepts the ship and gets on board.
     
  6. Dan Rudolph

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    I don't think it was a mixed bag at all unless you mean it ranged from very good to freaking fantastic.
     
  7. Dominik Droscher

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    I am with Rudolph. [​IMG] It is also very interesting to see Whedon writing a movie script again instead of just touching them up.
     
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    It's JOSS!!! not Josh. Somewhere Jeff's head is exploding. [​IMG]
     
  10. Steve Felix

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    I can't believe I never connected those dots, Max. The show was very, very much like Cowboy Bebop. No wonder I loved it.

    (I'm with Rudolph also.)

    Bebop got a movie.
     
  11. Jeff Kleist

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    which bombed in Japan and killed future movies (unless they're commissioned by US companies). No comparisons to Bebop if you want Firefly to live [​IMG]
     
  12. Dan Rudolph

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    I wouldn't think a Firefly movie would be horribly expensive. IIRC, they still have the Serenity. It was disassembled, but not scrapped. So that takes care of their main location. THey might be able to pull it off for $30-$40 million.
     
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    Jason, Fox apparently has odd ideas about what acceptable ratings for a Friday are. No show has lasted more than one season there since Millenium ended in 1999.

    Firefly was simply too expensive for a low-traffic night like Friday.
     
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  19. Jason Seaver

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    Of course, when a show gets moved around, there's all sorts of complaints that the network wouldn't let it stay in one place and let it build an audience.

    When a network cancels a show one loves, there's always something that could have been done better/different that could have saved it. [​IMG]
     
  20. Jeff Kleist

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    Angel should definately have NOT stayed across from Alias, it's a split audience. It's no coincidence that the ratings went up when the show moved to Wednesday (that and the fact that it got even better [​IMG] )
     

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