As I mentioned before, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is returning to the big screen, but this film has no ties to the Buffy creator Joss Whedon or the rest of the beloved Buffy cast and crew. That’s right, they’re creating a Buffy movie without any of the people that made Buffy amazing. As I’m sure you can imagine, Whedon isn’t too happy about this.
Warner Bros. has picked up the movie rights to the remake, which will be written by Whit Anderson, an actress-turned-screenwriter with no ties to the original Buffy movie or the TV show.
Details of the film are top secret, but “while this is not your high school Buffy, she’ll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be,” producer Charles Roven claimed in a statement.
Buffy was originally a 1992 movie starring Kristy Swanson and Luke Perry, but Joss Whedon’s script for that flick was altered SO much that Joss walked off the set and never returned. He later got the Buffy he wanted when he created the TV show, the show which puts the original movie to shame on every level.
Now, to the chagrin of us fans, Whedon is not involved with the movie remake and he seems less than impressed about the project.
“I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death. But, you know, AFTER,” he said to E! Online.
“I don’t love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I’m also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly. I can’t wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill.”
Don’t worry Joss Whedon, we’ll think ill of them for you. You can’t have Buffy without Whedon – it’s blasphemy. Being the colossal Buffy fangirl that I am there’s absolutely no way I am supporting this ridiculous remake.
What about the other Buffy fans out there, what do you think of the remake sans Whedon?