Tuesday, May 26, 2009

WTF?: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reboot...WITHOUT Joss Whedon??

It looks like the rumors have been true. Hollywood is working on a big screen reboot of Buffy The Vampire Slayer sans Buffy creator, Joss Whedon.

Reuters has the scoop:

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. Kuzui and Vertigo are looking to restart the story line without trampling on the beloved existing universe created by Whedon.

The parties are meeting with writers and hearing takes, and later will look for a home for the project. The producers do not rule out Whedon's involvement but have not yet reached out to him. Speaking from Tokyo, Fran Kuzui said she is constantly approached not only about sequels but theater, video games and foreign remakes for "Buffy." When Vertigo's Roy Lee contacted them, they were intrigued.

Fran Rubel Kuzui, who directed the original 1992 movie from which the tv series was created, is developing the relaunch with Vertigo Entertainment and while Whedon may have some part in the production, he has none as of yet.

Buffy is easily one of my favorite TV shows, and Angel is a great spin-off, all of which were created by Joss Whedon, who has since done the great Firefly, the hilarious web hit, Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog, and Dollhouse.

However, him not being involved with this project has made me lose all interest in this franchise. If he was creativly behind it, then I would be all for it, but this just seems like a really bad idea. No dice.

Go see somethig good!

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