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Cult | News | 09 November 2004

Stressful Serenity

Joss Whedon talks about making the Firefly film.

In an interview with Sci Fire Wire, Joss Whedon has been talking about the difficult process of turning Firefly into a movie.

"It's been as stressful, and I thought it'd be less stressful," Whedon said about making Serenity. "I thought I'd be, you know, golfing in between takes and writing sonnets."

"The movie takes up your attention in the way that three shows do. You find you wake up in the middle of the night and go, 'His pants are too baggy.' And it's important. You have to watch everything so carefully, because every mistake that you make is going to be 40 feet high.

"You really are surprised by what you do in a way that you're not so much with TV," he said. "I'll do, you know, 10 takes and watch [them] and go, 'Boy, this first one was better than the one with all my notes in it. Remind myself not to tell him that.'

"[The movie] talks back to you, and it does it while you're still making it."

Serenity is due to release on 22 April in the US.

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