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Geoffrey Elbo was kind enough to send us this article from Variety (which he found at Yahoo!). Very interesting...
Friday February 12 8:20 AM ET
Fox winging CD-ROM picture
By Chris Petrikin
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - After viewing the final print of ``Wing Commander,'' 20th Century Fox liked what it saw and is moving forward on a wide theatrical release of the sci-fi adventure picture -- now slated for a March 12 release. While a studio spokeswoman could not give an exact screen count for the release, it's understood Fox intends to get the picture on as many as 1,500 screens. Based on the top-selling, live action CD-ROM game, the picture stars Freddie Prinze Jr. (``She's All That''), Matthew Lillard (``Scream'') and Saffron Burrows (``Circle of Friends''). Fox originally intended the pickup to be a video title that would have only a limited theatrical release. But after seeing the completed picture (and after interest from a rival distributor) Fox brass decided the PG-13 film could be a viable entry in the sluggish days of March. Chris Roberts, who directed two of the CD-Rom games, made his feature directorial debut on ``Wing Commander,'' from a screenplay he wrote with Kevin Droney and Mike Finch.
Reuters/Variety

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