In proving that you can put a positive spin on anything, Digital Anvil has released a press release about the new Wing Commander movie website. Lemme be sure and thank Raven (of Gameworlds) for forwarding it to me!
Digital Anvil, Inc., the Austin, Texas-based entertainment company led by computer gaming pioneer Chris Roberts, and Twentieth Century Fox launched the Official WING COMMANDER Movie Web Site last week and already the site has received more than 174,000 hits.
Features on the site include the highly-anticipated WING COMMANDER trailer; profiles and pictures of the cast and crew; in-depth "making-of" features about the film's special effects sequences; exclusive interviews with the people behind the film; contests; and a message board and chat room for fans to discuss the film. The film, based on the first four installments of ORIGIN System's successful Wing Commander computer game series, will be released on March 12th.
WING COMMANDER combines science fiction settings and state-of-the-art special effects created by Digital Anvil, with the story and creative elements of a grand adventure film. The film follows the exploits of rebellious rookie space pilot Christopher Blair, played by Freddie Prinze, Jr. ("She's All That"). Carrying an encoded message about an invasion from an alien race, Blair, his fellow maverick pilot Maniac (Matthew Lillard of "Scream" and "She's All That"), and their beautiful superior officer, Deveraux (Saffron Burrows of "Circle of Friends"), mobilize to evade and ultimately repel the alien attack. Tcheky Karyo, David Suchet, David Warner, Ginny Holder and Jurgen Prochnow also star. Chris Roberts directed the Wing Commander film.
WING COMMANDER is a No Prisoners/Digital Anvil production in association with ORIGIN Systems Inc. and Carousel Picture Company, with Todd Moyer of No Prisoners serving as producer, and Jean-Martial Lefranc and Romain Schroeder as executive producers. WING COMMANDER is rated PG-13.