Gearing up for "Serenity"
We're just two weeks away from the September 30 theatrical release of Joss Whedon's Serenity, the spin-off from his tragically short-lived 2002 Firefly TV series on Fox. And most of us Browncoats are confident that the movie will rock. But will it be a hit with general audiences?
Well, the Powers That Be in Movieland are hedging their bets. According to SciFi Wire, the Serenity cast has signed on for two more films if this one's a hit. [SPOILER WARNING: The names of two cast members are missing from the SciFi Wire story, confirming the rumor from preview audiences that two characters from the TV show will be killed in the Serenity movie. It only takes a smidge of detective work to figure out who'll be "offed," so if you don't want to know before you see the film, skip the article.]
J.F. Crosby talks about the Firefly phenomenon at LewRockwell.com this morning.