Inkworks Releases New Trading Card Line Inspired by Universal Pictures' Serenity
Inkworks has announced the release of SERENITY PREMIUM TRADING CARDS based on
Universal Pictures' upcoming motion picture, Serenity. Written and directed by
Oscar®- and Emmy-nominated writer/director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
Angel), Serenity is scheduled for release on September 30, 2005.
Inkworks brings the futuristic adventure film, Serenity, to a premium set of trading
cards. The 72-card series features the amazing story and visual effects of the highly
anticipated film. Packs of Serenity Premium Trading Cards have a suggested retail
price of $2.49. Each pack contains six cards with 36 packs in each sealed display box.
A collector album has been especially developed for the Serenity trading card release
(SRP $19.95). Also, 199 individually numbered "Renegades" puzzles have been
left uncut and are available at a suggested retail price of $69.95.
Also look for these randomly inserted bonus cards:
Autograph Cards - One Per Box! - 10 different signers: Nathan Fillion as Mal, Gina Torres
as Zoe, Adam Baldwin as Jayne, Alan Tudyk as Wash, Jewel Staite as Kaylee, Morena Baccarin
as Inara, Summer Glau as River, Sean Maher as Simon, Ron Glass as Shepherd Book and
Chiwetel Ejiofor as The Operative (10 different cards, inserted approximately 1:36 packs).
Pieceworks® Cards - One Per Box! - Eight different cards featuring pieces of the actual
costumes worn on-screen during the filming of the movie. (8 different cards, inserted
approximately 1:36 packs). Shirt worn by Nathan Fillion as Mal, Pants worn by Gina Torres
as Zoe, T-shirt worn by Adam Baldwin as Jayne, Shirt worn by Alan Tudyk as Wash, Shirt
worn by Jewel Staite as Kaylee, Pants worn by Morena Baccarin as Inara, T-shirt worn by
Sean Maher as Simon, and a T-shirt worn by Chiwetel Ejiofor as The Operative.
"RENEGADES" - a nine-card foil puzzle. (9 different cards, inserted approximately
"WOMEN OF SERENITY" - five foil stamped, die-cut cards featuring the women of
Serenity. (5 cards, inserted approximately 1:17 packs).
PLUS look for 3 box loaders "THE TRUTH WITHIN" (3 different cards - 1 per box) and
a case loader "BROWNCOATS UNITE" (1 per shipping case).
ABOUT THE FILM
Joss Whedon, the Oscar®- and Emmy-nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide
television phenomena of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, now applies his trademark compassion
and wit to a small band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future in his feature film
directorial debut, Serenity.
The film centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of
a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire
aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has
left to family - squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal.
When Mal takes on two new passengers - a young doctor and his unstable, telepathic sister -
he gets much more than he bargained for. The pair are fugitives from the coalition dominating
the universe, who will stop at nothing to reclaim the girl. The crew that was once used to
skimming the outskirts of the galaxy unnoticed find themselves caught between the unstoppable
military force of the Universal Alliance and the horrific, cannibalistic fury of the Reavers,
savages who roam the very edge of space. Hunted by vastly different enemies, they begin to
discover that the greatest danger to them may be on board Serenity herself.
Serenity is written and directed by Joss Whedon; produced by Barry Mendel; and executive-produced
by Chris Buchanan, Alisa Tager and David Lester. This film is rated PG-13. Please consult
www.filmratings.com or www.parentalguide.org for more information.
ABOUT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS CONSUMER PRODUCTS GROUP
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies
as well as building brand recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties.
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading
media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment,
news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and
Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news
and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production
operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal
is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.
Inkworks is an award-winning entertainment trading card manufacturer based in Morrisville, North
Carolina. Current Inkworks licenses include ANGEL, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, FAMILY GUY, ROBOTS,
THE SOPRANOS, SMALLVILLE, ALIAS, THE X-FILES, CHARMED, and others. For a complete product release
schedule, more information on Inkworks products or to find out how to get free collector cards,
please visit the Inkworks web site at www.inkworks.com.
Date: September 20, 2005
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