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Joss Whedon’s ’Serenity’ Takes Another New Form

Thursday 28 April 2005, by Webmaster

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com)- Joss Whedon’s protean space saga "Serenity" is ready to take yet another form.

Scheduled for release on Sept. 30, "Serenity" is a feature film adaptation of Whedon’s short-lived FOX drama "Firefly." As the movie preps for it theatrical run, though, it’s also being turned into a roleplaying game from Margaret Weis Productions ("Dragonlance").

"The universe created for ’Serenity’ is amazing," says Margaret Weis. "The movie presents a fascinating and intriguing view of the future. ’Serenity’ combines the best conventions of science fiction and westerns in a unique way, and is a natural fit for a roleplaying game."

Set 500 years in the future, "Serenity" follows the adventures of a transport ship and its plucky crew. The cast, composed largely of holdovers from the FOX series, includes Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Morena Baccarin and Adam Baldwin.

Jamie Chambers, a vice president at Margaret Weis Productions, is developing the game from the Universal Pictures release.

"Everyone involved on this project has an excitement and passion for the material, one that shows in the quality of their work and the fun we’re having in early playtests." Chambers says, "Our goal is provide a game that is easy to learn, fast to play, and encourages the kind of fast-paced action, fun, and character development that fans will see in theaters."