Much like various sites did in regards to the original Fox Movie Press Release, various sites are now reporting on the announcement about movie merchandise. Here's GamesMania's take below. Thanks to Chris LaRoche.
Digital Anvil, the company formed by Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts, has secured a licensing deal for the upcoming Wing Commander movie.
DA will work with Creative Licensing Concepts to create WC-themed merchandise including toys (Action Figures and Space Ships), limited-edition posters, bicycles and jewelry. There will also be hats, t-shirts, adult and children's novels, and even masks and costumes.
The move opens in theaters in North America on March 12, 1999. Chris Roberts himself will be directing, and the cast including Freddy Prinze Junior as Blair (I Know What You Did Last Summer), Mathew Lillard as Maniac (Scream), Saffron Burrows as Angel (Circle of Friends) and David Warner as Tolwyn (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country). The movie will be rated by PG-13.