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You Can't Take the Sky From Me: Joss Whedon's "Firefly" to Return as Online Game

Dust off your Browncoats, true believers.

Despite getting unceremoniously cancelled by Fox four years ago (and spawning a kick-ass feature film adaptation that sadly only grossed $25 million at the box office), Joss Whedon's space western opus Firefly is returning in a new and shiny incarnation, this time as an online game, set to hit, er, the internet in 2008.

20th Century Fox, the studio behind Firefly, has announced that it has licensed the rights to Firefly to video game tech company Multiverse, which plans to turn the series into an online multi-player game, part of a push to develop a huge online portal with online games featuring a number of properties.

Company will hire a developer to create a game around Firefly and its band of renegade outlaws (headed up by Captain Tightpants, himself, Mal Reynolds). While no deals are currently in place, Multiverse hopes to have some input from series creator Joss Whedon and utilize voice talent from some of the series' actors.

Personally, I think it's great that this property, like Serenity itself, keeps on flying and I'd love to return to Firefly's war-torn future and grey morality. Plus, who can say no to the thought of Zoe (Gina Torres) kicking some Reaver keister?

Let the countdown begin.

Comments

I'm glad to see that "Firefly" keeps living on! It would be great if they could get the original actors to do the voice work for the game.
Anonymous said…
I really hope that this game is going to be free. Probably not, though. I might be willing to pay once for this game, but there is absolutely no way in hell I'm going to pay a subscription fee.

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