Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles (DST) has announced that, in
conjunction with Universal Pictures, it has arranged for a special screening of
Joss Whedon's Serenity
for attendees of the 2005 Retailer Summit in
The screening is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Sunday,
September 18 at Baltimore's acclaimed Charles Theatre, with doors opening at
6:00 p.m. Transportation will be available from the Summit site, and Diamond
Customer Service Representatives will be calling registered Summit attendees in
the coming week to confirm their interest in taking advantage of the
Directed by Oscar- and Emmy-nominated writer/director Joss
Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer
is scheduled for
release on September 30. Based on Whedon's cult-hit television series,
will continue and expand the adventures of the
series' memorable characters, who will be joined by new characters expressly for
the movie adaptation. Whedon will act as both screenwriter and director, with
Barry Mendel (The Sixth Sense
) producing and Chris Buchanan & Alisa
Tager serving as executive producers. The Serenity
cast will include such
favorites as Nathan Fillion (Captain Malcolm 'Mal'
Reynolds), Gina Torres (Zoe Warren), Morena Baccarin (Inara Serra), Jewel Staite
(Kaylee Frye), Adam Baldwin (Jayne Cobb), Sean Maher (Dr. Simon Tam), and Summer
Glau (River Tam).
Retailers should also note they can capitalize on the
film with DST's Joss Whedon's Serenity Movie Action Figure Assortment
and the sold-out Previews Exclusive Mal Action Figure
which arrive in stores this week! Details on both are as follows:
Joss Whedon's Serenity Movie Action Figure Assortment
: Coinciding with
the fall release of the movie comes this amazing assortment of action figures!
Sold to retailers in case lots of 10 figures, with no guarantee on the mix, this
assortment is scheduled to include figures of: Captain Malcolm Reynolds
, and a third, villainous character, as well as a cigar-smoking
Jayne Chase Figure
in every case! All figures stand approximately 6"
tall, feature 14 points of articulation, and ships with authentic, movie-style
accessories in blister card packaging!
• Joss Whedon's Serenity
Movie Previews Exclusive Mal Action Figure
: Based on the climactic fight
scene from the film, this Previews Exclusive Mal figure is sure to please
newcomers and Browncoats alike, and is SOLD OUT! With accessories from the
movie, Captain Reynolds features 14 points of articulation and stands 6"
Giving retailers the chance to interact with vendor
representatives, Diamond & Alliance personnel, and their peers in a fun,
informative setting, the 2005 Retailer Summits are place in Baltimore, MD
from September 18-20, and Ft. Wayne, IN
from October 22-23. Check out the
list of freebies you can get just for showing up, then visit http://summits.diamondcomics.com/attendee_registration
And be sure not to miss these other great Serenity
• Serenity Premium Trading Cards Box
: Inkworks is
proud to bring Serenity
to a premium set of trading cards. The 72-card
series features the amazing story and special effects of the highly anticipated
film. The box includes 36 packs and there are six cards per pack. Also available
is a Collector's Trading Card Binder
and a Mini Press Sheet
• Serenity #1-#3
: Whedon has penned a three-issue
mini-series based on the film with Brett Matthews, whose previous credits
specials, episodes of TV's Firefly
mini-series, and the animated Chronicles of Riddick
"Dark Fury." Artist Will Conrad and colorist Laura Martin paint a rough and wild
world of adventure across a strange and dangerous universe. Each issue of this
series features three covers, one for each member of the Serenity crew, drawn by
some of the biggest names in comics.
• Serenity Magazine
: Titan Publishing celebrates the motion picture event with a
100-page official Serenity
movie magazine! This ultimate guide is packed
with behind-the-scenes reports, interviews and much more.
Serenity Novelization MMPB
: This novelization comes from Keith R.A.
DeCandido, as based on the screenplay by Joss Whedon!