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06.12.2009

When news broke that the director of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (the Kristy Swanson version) was looking to reboot the franchise with a new film outside of the Joss Whedon/TV "Buffy" universe, Whedon fans were understandably pissed. Whedon's "Buffy" universe is treated like gospel so why would Buffy fans want to see a movie where his entire universe was thrown out? There was a backlash that was quite vocal and apparently the producers of the reboot heard those voices loud and clear. So they went to Whedon and offered him a role developing the project. His response, in so many words: go fuck yourself.

Whedon tells Entertainment Weekly that the producers approached his agent after the news broke but that he told them, "I think that's something better left untouched by me." In other words, "I spent a lot of time and effort trying to rebuild the universe after the disaster you turned my original script into. Why would I want to help you tear that universe down?" Whedon adds that he politely wished them well and went on his merry way (and by "merry," I mean really pissed off that this reboot could even happen).

Throughout all of this, let's hope the producers get it through their heads that a BUFFY reboot would just be a bad idea. Unless they get JJ Abrams to direct. People love that guy.

Extra Tidbit: I know Whedon is too nice to ever do this but he really should just come out and tell them to fuck off.
Source: EW.com

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1:25PM on 06/23/2009

serenity wasnt...

a good movie, good movies make their money back, good movies make more than $24 million dollars
a good movie, good movies make their money back, good movies make more than $24 million dollars
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4:03AM on 06/14/2009

I still say that it is beyond ludicrous to "reboot" Buffy and makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. To me it's on the same level as ending 24 and then a year later instead of getting a feature film off the ground saying "we're going to reboot it and get a new cast!" It is just unfathomable to me. Anyone who actually followed Buffy and Angel knows just how much incredible potential there is for an absolutely epic movie--even possibly a franchise or at least a trilogy. It infuriates me and

I still say that it is beyond ludicrous to "reboot" Buffy and makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. To me it's on the same level as ending 24 and then a year later instead of getting a feature film off the ground saying "we're going to reboot it and get a new cast!" It is just unfathomable to me. Anyone who actually followed Buffy and Angel knows just how much incredible potential there is for an absolutely epic movie--even possibly a franchise or at least a trilogy. It infuriates me and truly saddens me that they're essentially just going to throw those two series in the trash. What an unbelievable shame.
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8:47PM on 06/13/2009
I hope nobody takes this the wrong way, but does anyone think Whedon is gay? Not to sound like a liberal hippy but I hope he comes out before I die. He makes some of the greatest scifi shit imaginable. (serenity, i'm looking at you) and I think it would be great for social equality if he did.

don't mean to bring political shit to my favorite movie website but I guess i'm just thinking outloud haha.
I hope nobody takes this the wrong way, but does anyone think Whedon is gay? Not to sound like a liberal hippy but I hope he comes out before I die. He makes some of the greatest scifi shit imaginable. (serenity, i'm looking at you) and I think it would be great for social equality if he did.

don't mean to bring political shit to my favorite movie website but I guess i'm just thinking outloud haha.
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7:06PM on 06/13/2009
buffy is the lamest show ever...
buffy is the lamest show ever...
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4:02AM on 06/13/2009

AND THIS IS WHY..

I watch more foreign films now, than western films.
I watch more foreign films now, than western films.
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1:07AM on 06/13/2009
The way I see it - I'm done with remakes. Unless Hollywood stops being lazy and remakes a film worth remaking - I'm not paying to see it. Hollywood has relied for far too long by this point on the "remake gold-mine" and I am no longer goint to pitch any gold into that mine. There's plenty of original scripts and writers out there, Hollywood, stop closing your industry to your elite few butt buddies and hire some new people.
The way I see it - I'm done with remakes. Unless Hollywood stops being lazy and remakes a film worth remaking - I'm not paying to see it. Hollywood has relied for far too long by this point on the "remake gold-mine" and I am no longer goint to pitch any gold into that mine. There's plenty of original scripts and writers out there, Hollywood, stop closing your industry to your elite few butt buddies and hire some new people.
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10:05PM on 06/12/2009

It makes no sense.

The problem is that they approached him to do it... as a remake. Whedon has the skill to write a Buffy script that would continue the world established in the series in a way that would be accessable to new viewers AND please the shows' fans. But that idea isn't even being considered, and it's rediculous.

The movie will sabatogue the small hope we still have of a true follow-up to the Buffy and Angel series, and the success of those shows are the only reasons this movie is even being
The problem is that they approached him to do it... as a remake. Whedon has the skill to write a Buffy script that would continue the world established in the series in a way that would be accessable to new viewers AND please the shows' fans. But that idea isn't even being considered, and it's rediculous.

The movie will sabatogue the small hope we still have of a true follow-up to the Buffy and Angel series, and the success of those shows are the only reasons this movie is even being considered. It makes no sense.
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7:02PM on 06/12/2009
Nice. If there is one person who knows how to deal with vicious blood-suckers, its Whedon. (BTW, I was talking about Hollywood producers, not vampires).
Nice. If there is one person who knows how to deal with vicious blood-suckers, its Whedon. (BTW, I was talking about Hollywood producers, not vampires).
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3:39PM on 06/12/2009
Thats right Joss you tell em!

Hopefully nobody will see this and avoid it like a plague, thats really the only way we will show Hollywood whats up.

Why not have Whedon do a Buffy movie and these "producers" do a Buffy movie and see who comes out on top. Buffy dance off go!!!
Thats right Joss you tell em!

Hopefully nobody will see this and avoid it like a plague, thats really the only way we will show Hollywood whats up.

Why not have Whedon do a Buffy movie and these "producers" do a Buffy movie and see who comes out on top. Buffy dance off go!!!
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2:07PM on 06/12/2009
I know Joss is too nice a guy to tell them to shove it up their ass and twist but I guess that's what we are for!

Sure it might be cool to see a new Buffy Movie if Joss did it, but he is so talented and has so many other ideas I would rather see him do a new project.

Hell look what he can do with almost no money and no Hollywood backing. Get him some cash and give him control, the studios would not be upset.
I know Joss is too nice a guy to tell them to shove it up their ass and twist but I guess that's what we are for!

Sure it might be cool to see a new Buffy Movie if Joss did it, but he is so talented and has so many other ideas I would rather see him do a new project.

Hell look what he can do with almost no money and no Hollywood backing. Get him some cash and give him control, the studios would not be upset.
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1:07PM on 06/12/2009

Cricker

I am not really sure if Cricker has any idea what he is talking about.
I am not really sure if Cricker has any idea what he is talking about.
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1:00PM on 06/12/2009

Cricker

SERENITY WAS a really good Firefly movie.
SERENITY WAS a really good Firefly movie.
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12:38PM on 06/12/2009

Just like Firefly....

All the fans of the show will want it to be made into a movie and then all 112 of them will go see the movie. So now we will never see a really good Firefly movie and the same will happen here. There is no real fan base for this that why it was on the WB, not HBO or any other major network. Good luck but I think its a long shot.
All the fans of the show will want it to be made into a movie and then all 112 of them will go see the movie. So now we will never see a really good Firefly movie and the same will happen here. There is no real fan base for this that why it was on the WB, not HBO or any other major network. Good luck but I think its a long shot.
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12:10PM on 06/12/2009
This is a job for Joel Schumacher! Because new Buffy needs a codpiece.
This is a job for Joel Schumacher! Because new Buffy needs a codpiece.
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12:02PM on 06/12/2009
lol@TAE K

He doesn't need to tell us he's separating himself from whatever POS they decide to make, that was already pretty much known.
lol@TAE K

He doesn't need to tell us he's separating himself from whatever POS they decide to make, that was already pretty much known.
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11:39AM on 06/12/2009
I agree with TBJ, if they're going to do it, get the original creator back on his creation
I agree with TBJ, if they're going to do it, get the original creator back on his creation
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11:37AM on 06/12/2009
im not going to lie Tae K, that is the funniest thing i have read on this sight in a long time, it totally caught me off guard, thank you for that joy
im not going to lie Tae K, that is the funniest thing i have read on this sight in a long time, it totally caught me off guard, thank you for that joy
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10:26AM on 06/12/2009
i heard JJ Abrams is rebooting No Country For Old Men.

i heard JJ Abrams is rebooting No Country For Old Men.

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8:43AM on 06/12/2009
Way to go Whedon!! I couldn't agree more with what was said here.
Way to go Whedon!! I couldn't agree more with what was said here.
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8:27AM on 06/12/2009

crazyness

if they really wanna make this movie, they need to give Whedon full control over the project AND wave enough money in front of Sarah Michelle. The rest of the cast will surely follow(well except maybe Allyson Hannigan and David Boreanaz, since they got good things going right now. but who knows?).
if they really wanna make this movie, they need to give Whedon full control over the project AND wave enough money in front of Sarah Michelle. The rest of the cast will surely follow(well except maybe Allyson Hannigan and David Boreanaz, since they got good things going right now. but who knows?).
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