Universal aboard Whedon's wonky ship

I still think it’s a pretty dim-witted idea. What, no “Buffy” movie [with the series characters I mean], and yet a series on a show that lasted not even a full season gets its own movie? Ha! Never the less, it’s now dyed-in-the-wool. Joss Whedon is bringing his failed science fiction series “Firefly” to the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Whedon has teamed with Universal Pictures to turn the series into a feature film. In addition to having adapted it for the big screen, Whedon will also make his feature directorial debut with the project. Plans are to see Firefly go into production in first-quarter 2004. The action-adventure series was set 500 years in the future and centered on a crew aboard a spaceship. The feature version will incorporate the mythology from the show but will take on a more epic feel. Whedon hopes to enlist the entire cast to come back for the feature, depending on their previous commitments, with new characters added as well. Bring back the Slayer I say!