“Firefly” movie – production dates set

This
Hollywood Reporter article
has all the relevant details about
the upcoming Firefly movie, distributed by Universal
(which bought the rights from Fox), written and directed by Joss
Whedon. The only question I still want answered is “how soon
can I buy my ticket?”

20 replies on ““Firefly” movie – production dates set”

  1. Emmett says:

    Excsue me…
    I’m going to be in my bunk

    • y42 says:

      Re: Excsue me…

      I’m going to be in my bunk

      You meant to say “I’ll be in my bunk…”, and NO! Don’t! You have to go
      OUT to see movies! : )

  2. dkichline says:

    CNN Has an article as well
    CNN Article

  3. rickyjames says:

    Kepp That Logo Warmed Up
    Hopefully we’re gonna get to post some stuff about Firefly here on B452 for a LONG time!

  4. rickyjames says:

    Let The Debate Begin
    The press release has a sentence that reads: Universal recently acquired the rights to “Firefly” from 20th Century Fox Television, where Whedon’s Mutant Enemy Inc. production company has a television deal.

    So…is the TV deal the old one with Fox, or a new one at Universal?

    • y42 says:

      Re: Let The Debate Begin

      The press release has a sentence that reads: Universal recently acquired
      the rights to “Firefly” from 20th Century Fox Television, where Whedon’s
      Mutant Enemy Inc. production company has a television deal.

      So…is the TV deal the old one with Fox, or a new one at Universal?

      Mutant Enemy production has a television deal with 20th Century Fox
      Television.
      20th Century Fox Television sold the rights to a movie version of Firefly
      to Universal.

      As I understand it, Fox keeps the rights of the TV series (ie: They will
      take my money for the DVDs), but they sold the rights for the movie to
      Universal.

      The bad news: Fox will get my money.
      The good news: They won’t be involved in the production or promotion
      of
      the movie.

  5. y42 says:

    ALLRIGHT
    Now THAT is good news!

    Hell, I’ll even buy myself a brown coat to
    wear at the premiere! ; )

    On a related note, I rather enjoyed this
    comment
    from the /. discussion on the subject…

    • GrimSean says:

      Re: ALLRIGHT
      Yeah, I got a laugh out of it too. I found it surprising how many people in that discussion stated that they “didn’t like Firefly” and they “couldn’t get into it”. Just goes to show you that Fox really did pooch it to begin with. I wonder what part of ‘in order’ Fox doesn’t understand?

      • UncleJam says:

        Re: ALLRIGHT

        Yeah, I got a laugh out of it too. I found it surprising how many people in that discussion stated that they “didn’t like Firefly” and they “couldn’t get into it”. Just goes to show you that Fox really did pooch it to begin with. I wonder what part of ‘in order’ Fox doesn’t understand?

        Of course, it couldn’t be because it wasn’t a good show, could it?

        • GrimSean says:

          Re: ALLRIGHT

          Of course, it couldn’t be because it wasn’t a good show, could it?

          Well, let’s see…. I enjoyed it, it had Whedon’s typically good writing, the actors seemed to be enjoying themselves.

          Damn, you’re right – it was a horrible show! There was a plot line that continued from episode to episode! Thank god for FOX showing it out of order or we might have had another of those horrible Babylon 5 type shows on our hands.

          Thank you, UncleJam, for pointing out what so many of us didn’t notice. If it hadn’t been for you, I don’t know what would have become of us!

          • UncleJam says:

            Re: ALLRIGHT
            All I’m saying is, as much as we all love to bust on Fox for “screwing up” and cancelling shows we like, that doesn’t automatically mean those shows were good to begin with.

            There were things I liked about Firefly and things I didn’t, but overall I just didn’t buy the universe and didn’t think it worked, didn’t think the scripts were that great, and didn’t think the actors were all that good either.

            And for the record, I would love another B5-type show rather than yet another episodic-only, no continuing plot line piece of garbage. But I didn’t think Firefly had what it took to be that show.

            • GrimSean says:

              Re: ALLRIGHT

              And for the record, I would love another B5-type show rather than yet another episodic-only, no continuing plot line piece of garbage. But I didn’t think Firefly had what it took to be that show.

              Watch (or better yet, show to someone unfamiliar with it) the first season of B5, out of order, and tell me if you (or the person who was shown it) think it would have been renewed for another season.

              I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the answer of the newb would be “No”.

      • y42 says:

        Re: ALLRIGHT

        Yeah, I got a laugh out of it too. I found it surprising how many people
        in that discussion stated that they “didn’t like Firefly” and they
        “couldn’t get into it”.

        Well, slashdot is infested with trolls and reavers. :(
        Since this is a much smaller site, we only have one.

  6. rickyjames says:

    Reviews of Unaired Eps
    Let me go on record here as saying I hope B42 does reviews of the 3 unaired eps in December once the DVD comes out so we can post for just a little while as if it were the good old days. Guys? Thoughts?

    • fiziko says:

      Re: Reviews of Unaired Eps

      Let me go on record here as saying I hope B42 does reviews of the 3
      unaired eps in December once the DVD comes out so we can post for
      just a little while as if it were the good old days. Guys? Thoughts?

      I’ll probably have to hold off spending my own money on the DVDs, but
      the full season review can come out after Christmas. Since Space: The Imagination Station
      will air the entire series, in order, for Canadian markets (starting
      Monday, September 8) I may be able to give those episodes normal
      reviews. I asked for opinions over the summer as part of the “what do
      you want to see reviewed” article, and all three replies asked for a
      full-series review.

    • Timeshredder says:

      Re: Reviews of Unaired Eps
      I imagine someone here will. Meanwhile, those in Canada or able to receive Space will get to see Firefly in order Monday evenings, beginning Sept. 8.

      • Timeshredder says:

        Re: Reviews of Unaired Eps
        So what are the odds fiziko and I would post the same news about Firefly at 4:15 am (site time) on September 5th?

      • quecojones says:

        Re: Reviews of Unaired Eps

        I imagine someone here will. Meanwhile, those in Canada or able to receive Space will get to see Firefly in order Monday evenings, beginning Sept. 8.

        Any idea on which cable/sattelite service I might be able to get Space? I have DirecTV (and I’m in Jersey), but would be willing to switch.

        • Alexius says:

          Re: Reviews of Unaired Eps

          I imagine someone here will. Meanwhile, those in Canada or able to receive Space will get to see Firefly in order Monday evenings, beginning Sept. 8.

          Any idea on which cable/sattelite service I might be able to get Space? I have DirecTV (and I’m in Jersey), but would be willing to switch.

          I Did Switch, Recently. I Went From Paying ComCast About $40 A Month To watch Four Episodes Of Angel (No Buffy Left, And Everything Else I’m Willing To Miss), To Downloading Episodes As I Find Them Online. I’ve Been Successful Enough That I Can Watch Angel Just As Regularly Via My DSL Line As I Can Via Cable.

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