FireflyTim Minear Says : Serenity Will Surprise
Monday 24 January 2005, by Webmaster
Tim Minear, executive producer of the short-lived Fox SF television series Firefly, told SCI FI Wire that the upcoming feature-film version of the show, Serenity, will have treats for the devoted fans. "If you loved Firefly, then you will love this movie," Minear said in an interview while promoting his upcoming CBS series, The Inside. "Fans are certainly not going to sit there and be bored while they learn about these people. They won’t."
Minear said that he is particularly impressed by the new developments in the character of River, played by Summer Glau, who is revealed to be extraordinarily skilled at martial arts. "She’s amazing," he said. "And the way Joss shot it, you can tell it’s her-long, continuous takes, the camera moving around a certain fight. And it’s Summer. It’s her."
Other characters will take some surprising turns as well, Minear promised. "Oh, yeah," he said. "Oh. Yeah. It’s pretty shocking." Serenity opens in theaters Sept. 30.