Countdown to ‘Serenity’

Science Fiction fans are buzzing about Universal Pictures’ new film Serenity, directed by Joss Whedon, which is scheduled to open in the U.S. and Canada Friday, Sept. 30. According to Box Office Mojo, the film is scheduled to be released in more than 2,100 theatres, making it the second-widest release of the week, behind MGM’s Into the Blue, starring Jessica Alba and Paul Walker.

Serenity, which has been sneak previewed and pre-screened at several festivals around the world is generating strong buzz from fans and critics alike. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film scores a 67 percent fresh, a positive rating, among critics who already have posted reviews.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: Joss Whedon, the Oscar® – and Emmy – nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL and FIREFLY, 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.