Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A "Buffy" movie without Whedon, Xander, Willow, and Sunnydale ? Really?

According to this article in The Hollywood Reporter, we could be seeing a new "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" movie. However, it will most likely be without Xander, Willow, Cordelia, Angel, Spike, or even the TV series mastermind Joss Whedon.


"Buffy" creator Joss Whedon isn't involved and it's not set up at a studio, but Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment are working with original movie director Fran Rubel Kuzui and her husband, Kaz Kuzui, on what is being labeled a remake or relaunch, but not a sequel or prequel.

The new "Buffy" film, however, would have no connection to the TV series, nor would it use popular supporting characters like Angel, Willow, Xander or Spike. Vertigo and Kuzui are looking to restart the story line without trampling on the beloved existing universe created by Whedon, putting the parties in a similar situation faced by Paramount, J.J. Abrams and his crew when relaunching "Star Trek."

Which brings me to a segment I like to call:


Really, Kuzuis? You're going to do a movie called "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" but with none of the popular elements of the TV show, like the supporting cast, the creator, the "Big Bads", or even the show's setting, Sunnydale? Because, gee, that worked out so well the first time!

And really? You're going to adapt a popular TV show to the big screen, without virtually everything that made the TV show popular? Yeah, that'll really pan out for you. Who's the head of your marketing department, Joe Quesada?



At 1:18 PM , Blogger SallyP said...

I've never even watched Buffy, and it seems like a monumentally stupid idea.

At 6:50 PM , Blogger notintheface said...

That's because it IS a monumentally stupid idea.

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