“Firefly” to fly again on the silver screen?

It’s a long way from an official word, but if this turns out to be accurate, I’ll need to budget for yet another movie in whatever year it comes out, not to mention the most special edition DVD they care to release.

10 replies on ““Firefly” to fly again on the silver screen?”

  1. y42 says:

    gimme
    Gimme more firefly… TV, DVD, movies, whatever! But gimme firefly!!!

    • Alexius says:

      Re: gimme

      Gimme more firefly… TV, DVD, movies, whatever! But gimme firefly!!!

      Hear Hear hear Hear!

      My Only Worry Is That Joss hates What directors Do To His Movies. They Take The Witty Lines He Writes, And Deliver Them Poorly. His Example Was In X-Men, Storm Delivers The Line ‘Do You Know What Happens To A Toad That’s Stuck By Lightning? Same Thing That Happens To Everything Else.’ The Line Wasn’t Meant To Be A Threat. She Was Supposed To Have Him Hanging And Just Casually Ask him ‘I Wonder…’, Then Strike him. As Toad Was Flying Away, Flippantly, With A Twinge Of Disappointment: ‘Eh, Same As Everything Else.’

      I Just Hope Firefly Doesn’t Suffer The Same Fate. I’m Sure If It Does Go To Production, Joss Will Be The Driving Force, so He’ll Probably Make Sure It’s Done Properly, As Opposed To Only Being A Lowly ‘Script Touch Up Writer’.

      The Other Quote From That Story I Liked:
      [Someone On X Men] Can You Fix Up The Third Act Some?
      [Joss Whedon] The Problem with The Third Act Is The First Two.

      • hitch says:

        Re: gimme

        My Only Worry Is That Joss hates What directors Do To His Movies. They Take The Witty Lines He Writes, And Deliver Them Poorly. His Example Was In X-Men, Storm Delivers The Line ‘Do You Know What Happens To A Toad That’s Stuck By Lightning? Same Thing That Happens To Everything Else.’ The Line Wasn’t Meant To Be A Threat. She Was Supposed To Have Him Hanging And Just Casually Ask him ‘I Wonder…’, Then Strike him. As Toad Was Flying Away, Flippantly, With A Twinge Of Disappointment: ‘Eh, Same As Everything Else.’

        we have a ray of hope here in that the main characters are all familiar with their own characters already. if josh writes the lines, they’ll know how they’re meant – and I know that actors can override directors in a lot of cases. if the line is just BETTER for your character in one way that another, you say so. usually a director will take the hint/criticism as intended and let it go.

        • hitch says:

          Re: gimme
          On the other hand, maybe I’ve just worked with several good directors…

          • fiziko says:

            Re: gimme

            On the other hand, maybe I’ve just worked with several good directors…

            Don’t forget, there’s a good chance that Whedon will talk them into letting him direct. He’s got the pull at this point to make sure they pick a director with compatible vision, at any rate.

      • mbourgon says:

        Re: gimme

        My Only Worry Is That Joss hates What directors Do To His

        1) Cool. May it rock. I’ll see it twice.

        That said,
        2) Joss’s track record for movies has been spotty. Yes, he helped punch up the dialogue for Speed. But then there was Alien4. And does anyone know if anything he did was actually used in X-Men? He was very dismissive about it, and said that he didn’t think anything he wrote would be used. He’s more known as a behind-the-scenes fix-it guy for movies than a major talent on his own, regardless of his 3 tv shows.

        3) Movie based off a failed TV show? I can’t imagine too many people would go see it.

        4) What kind of Keyboard Mod Do You Have That Caps The First Letter Of Every Word? It’s a pain to read.

        5) I’ll still be there. You can’t take the sky from me!

        • y42 says:

          Re: gimme

          2) Joss’s track record for movies has been spotty. Yes, he helped punch
          up the dialogue for Speed. But then there was Alien4.

          Yeah, he and the director didn’t see eye to eye on that one, and that’s
          the result you get when writer and director don’t agree: sucking.

          And does anyone know if anything he did was actually used in X-Men?
          He was very dismissive about it, and said that he didn’t think anything
          he wrote would be used.

          He wrote the “you’re a dick” line, wich was great, and the “Same thing as
          everything else” line, wich would have been funny had it been read right
          (as a detached question instead of as a super serious revelation).

          According to the interviews I read, he was pretty pissed at how little they
          used
          what he wrote for Xmen.

          4) What kind of Keyboard Mod Do You Have That Caps The First Letter
          Of Every Word? It’s a pain to read.

          5) I’ll still be there. You
          can’t take the sky from me!

          I aGree comPlEtely…

          • mbourgon says:

            Re: gimme

            He wrote the “you’re a dick” line, wich was great, and the

            Cool. One of the best two lines in the movie. :) (the other one was the Yellow Spandex line…)

            One other thing I realized a few minutes ago, hence this post:
            doing a movie would be _cheap_. Dirt cheap. Lessee… Fox did the two hour pilot for $10 million. And they had to build the ship, CGI, startup costs, etc, etc. Two hours TV = 88 minutes. For $10 mil, they could do a full two hour movie. And make it look good. The sets are built – getting them reassembled would be relatively cheap. CGI – they did a good job. Provided it would hold up on the big screen, they could easily do stuff beyond that of the TV show. Wasn’t the per-ep cost of firefly around $3 mil?

            Hell, proceeds off the DVDs could (a) prove there’s an audience for the movie, (b) pay for it. The only catch I can see: by the time they made a movie, it would be next Fall (optimistically). How many people would have moved on? The connection to the characters might not be there anymore. But, man, I’m jazzed. For 10-15$ mil, they could make a good-looking, expensive-looking (one of the buzzwords in the industry right now… “make a 50$ mil movie that will look like $100 mil”), sci-fi movie. I think part of it will be how the sci-fi movies do this summer (aka The Summer of Fanboy). But I suspect Joss can raise $10 mil.

            BTW, I’m copyrighting the term “The Summer of Fanboy”. That’s what this summer is. Hulk. Matrix. Pixar. X-Men. LXG. T-3. It is indeed the summer of Fanboy.
            Oblink for the people who don’t remember: http://members.tripod.com/~jenniferbridges/frkboy.mov

    • johnny2cats says:

      Re: gimme

      Gimme more firefly… TV, DVD, movies, whatever! But gimme firefly!!!

      I druther have it back on TV, but I’ll take any Firefly any time, any medium!

  2. rickyjames says:

    Yippie!!!
    I actually think this is a great, great approach for bringing Firefly back. They can do some cool story set before the majority of “Serenity” (but after the Battle of Serenity Valley) with Mal, Jayne, Kaylee Zoe and Wash only. Or optionally even without Jayne and/or Kaylee if they have actor availability issues. Can you say character development? If it makes $100 mil at the box office that’s 10 million+ viewers, over twice what the show drew, and this time around it’ll have a lot of Angel and Buffy viewers that want to see more of Torres and Fillion after their season ending guest shots.

    There’s some reasonable timeing here to set up a comeback. Say the DVD is a XMas hit Dec 2003 and gets everybody to see the eps in the right order, with three new ones, then a Spring / Early Summer 2004 movie release, then they go back into production for Season Two which will be aired Fall 2004 with a built in big-time audience.

    WE’RE GONNA FLY AGAIN!!! (said to the tune of “the South’s gonna rise again”…God, this fits right in with the whole FF mythos…)

    Rick Who? Star What?

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