Conventions seemed rife this weekend that C-Grade actresses must've been in short supply for talkshows. The "Starfury: Fusion" convention in Blackpool had one insider there named 'Pixel' who got a couple of minutes chat with Nathan Fillion, best known for the lead role in "Firefly" and a guest stint as an evil Preacher at the end of "Buffy". Fillion spoke a bit about the "Firefly" film spin-off "Serenity" which Universal is currently developing:
"When the set was struck, at the end of the show, nothing was kept except one door, so everything had to be built from scratch. The characters of Badger and Saffron will not be in the film, however ALL nine main cast members will appear.
Filming starts early June for ten weeks for a projected release "early next year". The budget, previously listed as $35m, is actually about $50m. The deal they have with Universal precludes another TV show - so a revival ain't gonna happen. The plan is, if the film does well enough, to have a trilogy of films".
Meanwhile over at the Pittsburgh Comic Con, old Jason Voorhees himself Kane Hodder was there to talk about the sequel to "Freddy vs. Jason" (Hodder was replaced in the first FvJ film): "Kane Hodder was there and says he has expressed interest in appearing in it, and when signing for me, said there's a good chance he'll get to be in it. Thinks they're going to be doing it before the end of the year and latest is it won't feature Ash from Evil Dead, that's one idea that escalated out of control apparently. Ronny Yu is doing it, there is a script. No one has seen it, but I'd be so glad to see the original Jason back where he belongs".
Thanks to 'Pixel' & 'Tomb Keeper'