Oscar and Emmy-nominated Joss Whedon – creator of the worldwide television phenomena’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel – makes his feature film directorial debut with the futuristic action-adventure SERENITY, based on his cult television series Firefly.
Set five-hundred years in the future, the film centres around Captain Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds, a hardened veteran who fought on the losing side of a galactic civil war. Mal now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transporting passengers and cargo on the Firefly-class ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family – squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal.
When Mal agrees to transport a young doctor, Simon Tam, and his unstable, telepathic sister, River; he gets much more than he bargained for. The pair are fugitives from The Alliance – the coalition dominating the galaxy – who will stop at nothing to reclaim the girl and the secrets she harbours. The crew who once skimmed the outskirts of the galaxy unnoticed suddenly find themselves caught between this unstoppable military force and the Reavers, a deadly legion of cannibals who haunt the edges of space. With peril coming at them from every angle, Mal and his crew are about to discover that the greatest danger of all may be hidden aboard Serenity itself.