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Inkworks announces Serenity trading cards

Friday 23 July 2004, by Webmaster


SAN DIEGO COMIC CON - July 21, 2004 -Inkworks announced today that they have signed an agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group for the trading card license for Universal Pictures’ upcoming movie, Serenity. Written and directed by Joss Whedon, (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel), Serenity is a futuristic action-adventure film scheduled for release April 22, 2005.

Inworks will release its Serenity Premium Trading Cards in Spring 2005. The set will capture all of the action and adventure from the film, and include character cards, behind-the-scenes information and much more. Randomly inserted bonus cards will include autographed cards, Pieceworks® costume cards (featuring pieces of actual costumes used on-screen in the movie embedded in the cards) and other highly collectible cards.

About the Film

Joss Whedon- the Oscar®- and Emmy-nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel-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.

When Mal takes on two new passengers-a young doctor and his unstable, telepathic sister-he gets much more than he bargained for. The pair are fugitives from the coalition dominating the universe, who will stop at nothing to reclaim the girl. The crew that was once used to skimming the outskirts of the galaxy unnoticed find themselves caught between the unstoppable military force of the Universal Alliance and the horrific, cannibalistic fury of the Reavers, savages who roam the very edge of space. Hunted by vastly different enemies, they begin to discover that the greatest danger to them may be on board Serenity herself.

Serenity is written and directed by Joss Whedon; produced by Barry Mendel; and executive-produced by Chris Buchanan and Alisa Tager. The film stars Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Jewel Staite, Morena Baccarin, Summer Glau, Sean Maher, Ron Glass and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

This film has not yet been rated. Please consult www.filmratings.com or www.parentalguide.org for more information.

About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties.

Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates the No. 1 television network, the fastest-growing Spanish-language network, a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.

About Inkworks
Inkworks is an award-winning entertainment trading card manufacturer based in Morrisville , North Carolina . Current Inkworks licenses include ANGEL, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, Scooby-Doo, LOONEY TUNES, Smallville, Alias, JUSTICE LEAGUE, ROBOTS, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR, CATWOMAN, HELLBOY, Charmed, and others. For a complete product release schedule, more information on Inkworks products or to find out how to get free collector cards, please visit the Inkworks web site at www.inkworks.com.