Tuesday, May 26, 2009

sarah michelle gellar cries tears of blood

Rumors of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer have been circling for years. But recent gossip has Whedonites all in a tizzy. No, not a good tizzy. A bad bad tizzy. An incredibly panicked and potentially vicious tizzy. Because this movie that’s being rumored through the mill wouldn’t involve Joss Whedon at all. I know, right? How is that even possible? Here's what it gets real y'all, this could actually happen. Even though the film and the television series were Joss Whedon’s babies, Fran Rubel Kuzui (the director of the original movie) and her husband Kaz Kazui own the film rights and helped get the series off the ground. They've got, like, seven legs to stand on.

The potential re-launch would include all new characters. No Willow. No Xander. No Spike. And no characters would return from the original film other than Buffy herself. Sorry Luke Perry. And David Arquette. (And Rutger Hauer and Paul Reubens and Hillary Swank!) In my humble opinion, the real question isn’t: Can this actually happen? What I want to know is: Why would anyone want to re-launch Buffy without Joss Whedon? He has some of the most devoted fans on the planet. Hell, he got funding to make a movie from a cancelled series because fan outcry was obscene. So why, why, why would anyone want to mess around with his masterpiece without his cooperation. Unless he gives this project his blessing, I smell boycott. Buffy fans mean business.

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