Fanciful speculation, pipe dream, or a wish answered? According to Nathan Fillon (Serenity Captain, Mal Reynolds), care of Sci-Fi Wire, there are forces churning behind the veil of Hollywood to try and bring Fox's defunct series to the big screen. One might ask why a series that fared poorly on television would even be considered for a trip to the silver screen, and, I think, that's probably a pretty good question but it's happened before in a different age under different circumstances, so we hold on to what little hope we have. Regardless, there's certainly a studio or two that wouldn't mind tapping into Whedon's popularity, and Whedon has been adamant in his resolve to revisit the series, so anything could happen I suppose. Read on for some of Fillon's comments
From SciFi Wire, Nathan Fillon says:
"Right now, our hopes and dreams are pinned on a Firefly movie, which TV can't cancel us out of," Fillion said in an interview at the May 18 Saturn Awards, where he was honored with Cinescape's Face of the Future Award. "We're talking silver screen, wide release, big old deal. So everything's looking very positive, so we're going to keep our fingers crossed."
He went on to add that Whedon would write and direct the film. Whether this is Fillon making reality out of a dim long shot, or blowing the top off of a backroom deal remains to be seen, but it's the best news Firefly fans have had for a while.
Fillon went on to confirm that work is progressing on a DVD release of the Firefly series that he has been providing commentary for. No news on when to look on store shelves for Firefly.