Joss Whedon's Firefly TV series was a hot topic back when we first launched GWJ and it looks like the cancelled series isn't done with us yet. The Hollywood Reporter has word that Firefly has been confirmed for a feature film and will start shooting Q1 2004. Joss Whedon himself will be directing the flick (his first time doing a movie) and Mutant Enemy will be producing it. Here's a bit on Firefly's continued popularity despite being canned by Fox:
*Insert obligatory "Damn you Fox!" here*
"Ever since the show went off the air, our fan base has grown even more," Buchanan said. "We've had tremendous outpouring from the U.S. and Canada as well as the U.K., which just finished a run of 'Firefly' over there. Every comic book and sci-fi convention has had a 'Firefly' presence since the show first aired."
For the series, which ran this past season, Whedon produced 15 hours of television, including a two-hour episode. Three shows never aired on Fox but will likely be featured on the series' DVD release, due out in December. Buchanan said fans created such a demand that DVD presales on Amazon.com sold out within 24 hours.