Chris Graf, Origin web guy extraordinare, was kind enough to point out that there's some exciting new content over at the formerly-empty WingCommander.com. It's been set up to help familiarize moviegoers with the Wing Commander universe! Check out the cool new movie pictures -- but head over to the actual site, you can use 'em as electronic postcards!
They're running a poll over at Matthew Lillard's official site about which of his upcoming movies people are most interested in. Right now Wing Commander is in second place -- go make us proud!
Dundradal was kind enough to type up the MCV article mentioned the other day... check it out.
Wing Commander Movie Merchandise
Production house Digital Anvil, in conjunction with Creative Licensing Concepts, secured a lineup of merchandising deals for the upcoming Wing Commander movie.
Movie-related merchandising deals were made in conjunction with Creative Licensing Concepts. The items include: action figures and spaceships from X-Toys, which were shown at Toy Fair in New York; novels for adults and children from HarperCollins; a collectors magazine from Starlog; signed and limited edition art posters from Hasson Fine Art; masks and costumes from Cinema Secrets; children's bicycles and backpacks from Rand International; t-shirts and hats from Atlus Sportswear; and jewlery from United Cutlery.
Based on the game from Origin Systems, a unit of Electronic Arts, Wing Commander is being directed by Chris Roberts, the creator of the first four Wing Commander titles. Roberts also co-wrote the script for the sci-fi adventure film, which is slated to hit theaters from 20th Century Fox on March 12.
Keep watching MatthewLillard.com -- they'll be posting a RealMovie version of the Wing Commander Movie commercial (which differs slightly from the 30 second trailer).
CIC reporter Cpl Hades was kind enough to contact Sonic Images asking them to confirm/deny the Wing Commander Movie soundtrack... and so they did!
Sonic Images will be releasing the orchestral score for the upcoming Twentieth Century-Fox film "Wing Commander" (SID-8905) on March 9, 1999. Watch our website for further information: www.sonicimages.com.
Bad news for those of you who share a homeland with "Hunter" St. John - reports from several sources indicate that the Wing Commander Movie will not be released until September. This MAY still be subject to change, so if you're as excited about the movie as I am, I reccomend you start harassing your movie people.
Word from around the US is that Wing Commander Movie commercials will begin airing on local FOX affiliates on March 1st! For those of you still trying to catch a glimpse of the amazing advertisements, they've been reported as seen on the American Sci Fi channel and the Canadian MuchMusic - as well as those already mentioned.
(Get it?) Anyway, Dan has posted a lengthy story about why his design for the Wing Commander Movie site was canned at the last minute. It's a sad story that basically proves what everyone's already known: FOX is evil. You can read this story here. For the record, I've seen two different designs Dan prepared, and both were far superior to what exists today. Although, on a similar note, I must praise the current webmaster for fixing several problems with dates that everyone pointed out to him... who knows.
In an unusual turn of events, Gamespot has posted a new review of Wing Commander IV. TPOF was given high marks (8.8), and you can read the review here.
Jibbo and Psychopath have embarked upon a rather cool project - they've made a side comparison chart (a la Confederation Handbook) for the Wing Commander Prophecy era capital ships! Check it out... there's more to come!
Dark Horizons reports that Digital Anvil, responsible for the Wing Commander Movie, may be preparing to tackle the task of doing the FX for the Battlestar Galactica movie. Hey, they can reuse the Dralthi rendering... (Thanks to JB007!)