Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Buffy Movie Remake? Without Joss Whedon??!! Count Me Out!! The Whedonverse Backlashes - May 28, 2009

Buffy the Vampire Slayer ScreeningHere is the story that has got Buffy fans all fired up this week. There is talk of a new Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie. Hold on!!! Don’t get excited. There isn’t reason to get excited. The Hollywood Reporter had an article earlier this week talking about Vertigo Entertainment and the Kuzui’s teaming up for the remake. Basically, Fran Rubel Kuzui was the movie director of the original Buffy movie in 1992. She found the script of Joss Whedon’s for the 1992 movie and produced it. She also brought back Joss for the TV series in the late 90’s. That is why you see Kuzui as an executive producer. Kuzui Entertainment owns the rights to Buffy so they can do a remake if they want. The talk is that the new movie won’t have any ties to the TV series including none of the TV characters. Buffy would be a complete reset with a new cast including a new actress playing the slayer. Joss Whedon will have no part in it from the reports out of it so far. I’m sorry but Buffy without Joss is not Buffy. There is already a big backlash by the Whedonverse over this and I expect things to get uglier if the movie does go through. I know that I won’t be there to see it. I will boycott it bigger than anything. Joss has yet to really comment other than Michael Ausiello getting a short comment from him: http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/05/a-joss-less-buf.html
I tend to think we’ll hear what Joss has to say not too far ahead. Here is the link to the original article with more on the possible remake: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i666afabc28491e6a5d5861d83ae30855?imw=Y

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