For those of you skeptical about the March 12th date for the movie, skepticize no longer: here's the official press release from FOX (which came from Yahoo! Finance).
Monday February 8, 2:20 pm Eastern Time
Company Press Release
20th Century Fox to Release ``Wing Commander'' in Theaters Nationwide On March 12
LOS ANGELES--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Feb. 8, 1999--Twentieth Century Fox will release the science-fiction adventure film ``Wing Commander'' in theaters nationwide on March 12, it was announced Monday by Tom Sherak, chairman of Twentieth Domestic Film Group.
``Wing Commander'' combines state-of-the-art science-fiction special effects and settings with the story and creative elements of a grand adventure film. Based on the best-selling, legendary computer- game series of the same name, 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 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, the creator of the ``Wing Commander'' computer games, makes his feature-film directing debut. The film is produced by Todd Moyer. The screen story and screenplay are by Kevin Droney, based on a story and characters created by Roberts.
Executive producers are Joseph N. Cohen, Jean-Martial LeFranc and Romain Schroeder. ``Wing Commander'' is a No Prisoners Productions and Digital Anvil presentation in association with Origin Systems Inc. and The Carousel Picture Co.
Sherak commented: ``We are thrilled to announce our plans for a wide release of `Wing Commander' on March 12. The film has all the elements of a fun moviegoing experience -- an exciting cast, big special effects and lots of science-fiction action.''
``Wing Commander'' producer Moyer added, ``We enjoyed great freedom making this movie, and I'm thrilled that Fox is taking on the film and releasing it in March.''
``Wing Commander'' is rated PG-13.
Twentieth Century Fox is a unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a unit of Fox Entertainment Group.