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By Rebecca Murray
Thursday 4 March 2004, by Webmaster
Joss Whedon to Make His Feature Film Directorial Debut With "Serenity"
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., March 3, 2004 - Joss Whedon - the Oscar(R) - and Emmy-nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" - is set to make his feature film directorial debut with the futuristic action-adventure "Serenity," it was announced today by Mary Parent and Scott Stuber, vice chairmen, production, Universal Pictures.
Based on Whedon’s cult hit television series "Firefly" (which has taken on a second life following its December 9, 2003, DVD release, winning new fans and critical praise worldwide), "Serenity" will continue and expand upon the adventures of the memorable characters launched in the series, who will be joined by new characters created expressly for the motion picture adaptation.