Sharing Steve :: New Stuff
Saturday, September 24, 2005
And now for something completely different
This post has nothing to do with Steve directly. But it does have to do with premiering new movies and one movie in particular.
Steve is, of course, coming out with several new movies in the next few months. Shopgirl has been shown at the Toronto Film Festival over a month before it's official premiere. Who knows how the studios will deal with Pink Panther. Some places still have sneaks for the public. But one new method is apparently to harness the blogosphere in premiering movies. So I am involved in an experiment. Who knows -- this may be the wave of the future.
The movie is called "Serenity." Like the Star Trek movies, it is based on a tv series that the network jerked too soon for it's fans. It sounds a little like the first Star Wars in a time now far, far away (the '70s). But having been offered the opportunity to attend a preview for bloggers, I have been reading up on it. It actually sounds and looks like something I'll enjoy.
The synopsis of the movie is:
Joss Whedon, the Oscar - and Emmy - nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE, ANGEL and FIREFLY, now applies his trademark compassion and wit to a small band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future in his feature film directorial debut, Serenity. The film centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family -- squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal.
You can check out pics and previews on the official site.
I'll let you know what I think of it.