They can make it, but nobody said we have to watch it.
I'll get my fanfiction from sources I trust thankyouverymuch.
But by the time this movie hits theaters; someone's Shanshuing, cause the apocalypse is now.
Meh... I honestly don't care. Like the original Buffy movie, it's not canon so it doesn't bother me one way or the other.
For me, it has to have SMG in it. The others are less tragic. But only if it's a canon, and Joss writes it (and SMG in it at least). Because I dream of a canon that is on the screen (i.e. TV or film), and I would love for a Buffy movie. But not like the one they're gonna do!
Today, Warner Bros. announced plans to remake 1992′s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which gave birth to the much-loved Sarah Michelle Gellar-headed TV series (which we all still worship unashamedly).
Wish there was something that we, the fans, could have done to make this not happen. Maybe turn to some PTB out there or something. Am I too optimistic about our power? Because Buffy fans were always a force to be reckoned with.
Y'know, I would love that too, all the original actors, but the bottom line is that too much time is passing, and by the time Joss can get around to it (he'll be working on Avengers for the next 2 years), the actors are just going to be too old. 30-year old Slayers & vampires that look 20 yrs older than when they started? Not working for me.
"There is an active fan base eagerly awaiting this character's return"¦. While this is not your high-school Buffy, she'll be just as witty, tough and sexy as we all remember her to be." The project has plenty of hurdles ahead, and there is no announced director, but Roven said hopes to see the film reach theaters in 2012 or perhaps even 2011."
I wonder if other fan forums are going equally berserk over this. There are already 69 comments at Whedonesque, and the article was just posted a couple hrs ago.
Roven said hopes to see the film reach theaters in 2012 or perhaps even 2011.
I don't mind if this happens. I mean, we don't have to like or even watch the movie. I think it would be interesting to see how she adapts it so that new viewers can be brought into the fandom.
That new, Joss Whedon-less Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie is really happening
by Sean O'Neal November 22, 2010 The idle threats made by Warner Bros. last year to “reboot the Buffy The Vampire Slayer franchise” without any involvement from Joss Whedon have turned out to be not so idle, as today it was confirmed that, after purchasing the rights from producers Fran and Kaz Kuzui—who nearly killed Buffy before she even got started with their 1992 Kristy Swanson version—Warner Bros. and Atlas Entertainment are embarking on a “re-imagining of Buffy and the world she inhabits” for the big screen.
Coming Soon reports that screenwriter Whit Anderson approached Atlas with “an exciting idea for how to update Buffy” from the moldering, yellowing tomes of the early ‘00s, an idea that has yet to be revealed, but about which Atlas’ Charles Roven says, “While this is not your high school Buffy, she'll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be.” (Remember? From seven years ago?) She also won’t have any of the lovable characters from the TV show around (those being owned by 20th Century Fox), so not only is it not “your high school Buffy”—it’s not the Buffy you know at all, really. (Unless you're one of those people who spent seven seasons of Buffy going, "Where's Pike??!!")
As Roven puts it, “There is an active fan base eagerly awaiting this character's return to the big screen,” incisively recognizing that said "active fan base" would like to see this character return to the big screen in pretty much any form at all—so long as she’s still witty and sexy—and would definitely not disavow any new Whedon-less iteration. Because it’s not like Joss Whedon’s fan base is particularly loyal, sarcasm sarcasm.
To her credit, Anderson, an avowed Buffy fan herself, recognizes the importance of giving an honorable reach-around to the show while exploiting its popularity, saying in an L.A. Times profile that she plans to “take the touchstones of the Whedon world but frame them in ‘a new story’ that is very much of the moment,” citing Christopher Nolan’s revival of Batman as an inspiration, as so many people attempting to class up their remakes do these days. As such, her new take on Buffy is "relevant to today," for our generation, as opposed to the old Buffy, which didn't even have Twitter and Obama and stuff.