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Sarah Michelle Gellar thinks a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot is a horrible idea

May. 11, 2011by:

Yes, the remake of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is still happening. This confirmed with a tweet from new writer, Whit Anderson who said this, "I know, Hollywood takes forEVER! But yes! It is still in the works."

Does anyone care? I doubt it.

In fact, TV Buffy herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar had the best response, "It was a movie. It's been made. It stars Kristy Swanson. They made it. They don't need to make another one!"

She continued to share her feelings on the reboot, "I think it's a horrible idea. To try to do a 'Buffy' without Joss Whedon, I mean that's, like, honestly, to be incredibly non-eloquent: that's the dumbest idea I've ever heard."

Maybe Gellar could use Mr. Pointy or the scythe to kill this project already.

Extra Tidbit: I was keeping up with the Buffy comic series, but still really miss the show.
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11:47PM on 05/12/2011
doesn't Joss Whedon have artistic license or something over this material - he's already expressed his objection toward the project. Why doesn't he just not allow it...
doesn't Joss Whedon have artistic license or something over this material - he's already expressed his objection toward the project. Why doesn't he just not allow it...
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6:56PM on 05/15/2011
Believe it or not, Joss Whedon doesn't own the rights to Buffy. It's Fran and Kaz Kuzui who do, and they're the ones behind this remake.
Believe it or not, Joss Whedon doesn't own the rights to Buffy. It's Fran and Kaz Kuzui who do, and they're the ones behind this remake.
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4:10PM on 05/12/2011

Ugh...

I miss the series so much...
and I agree, a reboot is horribly unnecessary; especially without Joss.
I miss the series so much...
and I agree, a reboot is horribly unnecessary; especially without Joss.
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2:27PM on 05/12/2011

spinoff

i would support this only if it was a spinoff and would take the mythology in a new direction. of course, you would need to introduce a new slayer - not buffy! having yet another actress fill that role would be as ridiculous as casting a third actor to portray jason bourne... oh, wait.
i would support this only if it was a spinoff and would take the mythology in a new direction. of course, you would need to introduce a new slayer - not buffy! having yet another actress fill that role would be as ridiculous as casting a third actor to portray jason bourne... oh, wait.
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2:07PM on 05/12/2011

meh...

This project sounds like so much bullshit...but SMG really sounds bitter here. Lets hear her opinion after they offer her a cameo.
This project sounds like so much bullshit...but SMG really sounds bitter here. Lets hear her opinion after they offer her a cameo.
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10:02AM on 05/12/2011
Man, Sarah is so freakin hot on that picture.
Man, Sarah is so freakin hot on that picture.
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9:43AM on 05/12/2011
What really pisses me off is no studio wanted the animated series, but they're willing to pump out a POS reboot that's not even gonna be worthy of the $3 DVD bin at Walmart.
What really pisses me off is no studio wanted the animated series, but they're willing to pump out a POS reboot that's not even gonna be worthy of the $3 DVD bin at Walmart.
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8:27AM on 05/12/2011

Buffy Reboot = Twilight crap

The ONLY reason this is being rebooted is so they cash in on the Twilight craze. Like one poster said earlier Buffy w/o Joss is like Star Wars w/o George
The ONLY reason this is being rebooted is so they cash in on the Twilight craze. Like one poster said earlier Buffy w/o Joss is like Star Wars w/o George
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1:03PM on 05/12/2011
star wars fans needed your input at the round table meetings for the prequels
star wars fans needed your input at the round table meetings for the prequels
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7:41AM on 05/12/2011
i say shes right, i mean, the first series was bad enough, do we really need to endure that all over again? :S
i say shes right, i mean, the first series was bad enough, do we really need to endure that all over again? :S
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5:53AM on 05/12/2011
Does Sarah Michalle Gellar still do anything? I assumed she and Prince Jr. died in a car crash together or something years ago.
Does Sarah Michalle Gellar still do anything? I assumed she and Prince Jr. died in a car crash together or something years ago.
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4:43AM on 05/12/2011

Agreed

I just started watching the series and I'm really diggin' it so far. I couldn't imagine it without Gellar or Joss.

And I still think Gellar is the sexiest woman on this planet.
I just started watching the series and I'm really diggin' it so far. I couldn't imagine it without Gellar or Joss.

And I still think Gellar is the sexiest woman on this planet.
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1:32AM on 05/12/2011

On a side note..

I think Sarah Michelle Gellar taking her clothes off is an excellent idea
I think Sarah Michelle Gellar taking her clothes off is an excellent idea
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12:57AM on 05/12/2011
the red is for idea of a reboot, but the buffy series was great & the original movie an underrated gem, leave it alone hollywood if you have any dignity left.
the red is for idea of a reboot, but the buffy series was great & the original movie an underrated gem, leave it alone hollywood if you have any dignity left.
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10:40PM on 05/11/2011
Honestly, if Hollywood wants to delve into the Buffy universe, they should make a movie based on Fray.
Honestly, if Hollywood wants to delve into the Buffy universe, they should make a movie based on Fray.
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10:32PM on 05/11/2011
Sarah Michelle Gellar is 100% right. To whom do they think this thing is going to appeal? Studios do like to throw away money nowadays don't they?
Sarah Michelle Gellar is 100% right. To whom do they think this thing is going to appeal? Studios do like to throw away money nowadays don't they?
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10:16PM on 05/11/2011

Blargh!

Buffy without Joss is like Star Wars without George.
Buffy without Joss is like Star Wars without George.
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2:30AM on 05/12/2011
I agree with the sentiment, but a George Lucas-less Star Wars is looking increasingly like a good idea.
I agree with the sentiment, but a George Lucas-less Star Wars is looking increasingly like a good idea.
8:29AM on 05/12/2011
Isn't The Clone Wars a Gerge Lucas-less Star Wars? Man owns the property, but otherwise.
Isn't The Clone Wars a Gerge Lucas-less Star Wars? Man owns the property, but otherwise.
9:52PM on 05/11/2011
I agree with SMG, this is a stupid idea.
I agree with SMG, this is a stupid idea.
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9:51PM on 05/11/2011
agreed. and yes i would have intercourse with her.
agreed. and yes i would have intercourse with her.
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8:39PM on 05/11/2011
As a huge fan of both Buffy and Angel I am in total agreement with her. Without Joss Whedon and the original cast members of the series, I'm not interested. The only thing I'd like to see is a really great, epic film which would bring the cast members from both Buffy and Angel back together and continue from where each left off. The finale of Buffy was rather open ended and anyone who followed Angel and saw the series finale knows its ending was beyond open ended (it ends right in the middle of
As a huge fan of both Buffy and Angel I am in total agreement with her. Without Joss Whedon and the original cast members of the series, I'm not interested. The only thing I'd like to see is a really great, epic film which would bring the cast members from both Buffy and Angel back together and continue from where each left off. The finale of Buffy was rather open ended and anyone who followed Angel and saw the series finale knows its ending was beyond open ended (it ends right in the middle of what could have been something insanely epic).
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8:30PM on 05/11/2011

Can the fans get over it?

Let's be real. The movie was 'okay'. The TV show was average. And before you flame me; it was. Only you uber fans cared about it. IF they want a 'reboot' that's fine. It's their money and time. But the hate against a writer paid to do his job - that's pathetic. And you know what... it could be far, far better than the soap-opera slop Joss Whedon did (and it 'was' - from the writing to the acting). But you haters will just never give it a chance. Sad, really. And SMG is a (let's also be honest)
Let's be real. The movie was 'okay'. The TV show was average. And before you flame me; it was. Only you uber fans cared about it. IF they want a 'reboot' that's fine. It's their money and time. But the hate against a writer paid to do his job - that's pathetic. And you know what... it could be far, far better than the soap-opera slop Joss Whedon did (and it 'was' - from the writing to the acting). But you haters will just never give it a chance. Sad, really. And SMG is a (let's also be honest) a bit of a 'once-was'... so she should just suck it up and move on. As should the fans of a long finished TV show that went on several years longer than it should have.
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9:55PM on 05/11/2011
Are you seriously trying to pass your opinions as facts?
Are you seriously trying to pass your opinions as facts?
11:11PM on 05/11/2011
A movie oabout a cheerleader who kills vampires should never have been made in the first place let alone made into a TV series. The fact that it was and went on for so many years is a testament to how good it was. Sorry.
A movie oabout a cheerleader who kills vampires should never have been made in the first place let alone made into a TV series. The fact that it was and went on for so many years is a testament to how good it was. Sorry.
12:04AM on 05/12/2011
Because "average" shows that had "soap opera slop" for acting and writing are nominated for and win awards (including an Emmy)? I'm sorry, I don't think that's exactly how it works. Your OPINION is that it is average. Others opinions, and many opinions of the time, say otherwise.

That said, yes, the uber fans are the ones who are up in arms about the Buffy reboot. Yes, they are the only people who still care THAT much. That doesn't mean the show was bad, or that it should be remade.

The
Because "average" shows that had "soap opera slop" for acting and writing are nominated for and win awards (including an Emmy)? I'm sorry, I don't think that's exactly how it works. Your OPINION is that it is average. Others opinions, and many opinions of the time, say otherwise.

That said, yes, the uber fans are the ones who are up in arms about the Buffy reboot. Yes, they are the only people who still care THAT much. That doesn't mean the show was bad, or that it should be remade.

The general issue I have with it is that Joss Whedon was the CREATOR. Sole creator. It was his baby from the beginning, even the lame ass movie. Doing it without him, or really without his consent, is lame.

And I'm sure that if things you were a big fan of was getting similar treatment, you'd have something to say about it. Just sayin'.
1:01AM on 05/12/2011
what total bullshit not every damn movie out there needs to be rebooted just for moneys sake, if audiences just dont go to these movies maybe hollywood will get the hint, much like 3D neds to die already
what total bullshit not every damn movie out there needs to be rebooted just for moneys sake, if audiences just dont go to these movies maybe hollywood will get the hint, much like 3D neds to die already
8:25AM on 05/12/2011
Just goes to show you how little you actually know. Joss created Buffy, he wasn't just a writer getting paid. The sucked ass and the series was greatness.
Just goes to show you how little you actually know. Joss created Buffy, he wasn't just a writer getting paid. The sucked ass and the series was greatness.
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8:25PM on 05/11/2011

uh what? change of heart Sarah?

you were the one who starred in The Grudge and The Grudge 2... pretty sure those had 'already been done' too.
you were the one who starred in The Grudge and The Grudge 2... pretty sure those had 'already been done' too.
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10:18PM on 05/11/2011
thumbs down?

Oh right, because she DIDN'T star in The Grudge and it's sequel right?

yeah, lol.
thumbs down?

Oh right, because she DIDN'T star in The Grudge and it's sequel right?

yeah, lol.
2:22PM on 05/12/2011
The Grudge was not an already-popular franchise in its target market (the US). That's not to excuse the need to Americanize foreign films - but with Buffy, the question is 'who is the expected audience'? It is obvious that the fans are not backing this. So why do it?
The Grudge was not an already-popular franchise in its target market (the US). That's not to excuse the need to Americanize foreign films - but with Buffy, the question is 'who is the expected audience'? It is obvious that the fans are not backing this. So why do it?
1:14AM on 05/13/2011
Because you're attacking her out of context. Lots of people with good opinions end up in bad movies. So what?
Because you're attacking her out of context. Lots of people with good opinions end up in bad movies. So what?
11:04PM on 05/14/2011
@Grand - I never commented on the quality of The Grudge movies at all, I'm pointing out that THOSE movies are REMAKES/REBOOTS of pre-existing films... you know what a 'remake' is... maybe she doesn't -- cause she's plainly bashing them yet WILLINGLY signed on to star in not one, but TWO of them in recent years past.
@Grand - I never commented on the quality of The Grudge movies at all, I'm pointing out that THOSE movies are REMAKES/REBOOTS of pre-existing films... you know what a 'remake' is... maybe she doesn't -- cause she's plainly bashing them yet WILLINGLY signed on to star in not one, but TWO of them in recent years past.
8:13PM on 05/11/2011

Bloodsuckers

I know vampires and teenagers are a hot commodity and Hollywood is all about making money but SMG is right. Joss is the heart and soul of Buffy and doing one w/o him is a horrible idea. They will make money, just not mine.
I know vampires and teenagers are a hot commodity and Hollywood is all about making money but SMG is right. Joss is the heart and soul of Buffy and doing one w/o him is a horrible idea. They will make money, just not mine.
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7:37PM on 05/11/2011
Whoever this Whit Anderson is, he has officially become public enemy #1 in my book. There is no reason whatsoever do reboot this. Instead put some money into a new blu ray set of the original show and have some better extras than what are on the dvds. Mainly cast commentaries. Just forget the reboot. Ugh.
Whoever this Whit Anderson is, he has officially become public enemy #1 in my book. There is no reason whatsoever do reboot this. Instead put some money into a new blu ray set of the original show and have some better extras than what are on the dvds. Mainly cast commentaries. Just forget the reboot. Ugh.
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7:31PM on 05/11/2011
No Wheadon = No ticket for me. I wonder how long until someone thinks its a good idea to remake the entire show.
No Wheadon = No ticket for me. I wonder how long until someone thinks its a good idea to remake the entire show.
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7:21PM on 05/11/2011
Where the hell did SMG go? She's underrated.
Where the hell did SMG go? She's underrated.
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7:20PM on 05/11/2011

Buffy

Buffy without Joss, without SMG, without Alyson, seriously bad idea. I know others can write witty dialogue and good characters but I think this is a horible idea.
Buffy without Joss, without SMG, without Alyson, seriously bad idea. I know others can write witty dialogue and good characters but I think this is a horible idea.
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