Truly terrible news...they're making a new Buffy film...

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Postby DaveC » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:43 am

Joss Whedon Passed On The Buffy Reboot?

The producers offered him a shot...

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=29606
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Postby pip » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:53 am

The plot thickens :lol:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:10 pm

Indeed.




The Internet exploded in anger Thursday at news that Warner Bros., Atlas Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment are planning a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer film without Joss Whedon, maestro of the 1992 film and 1997-2003 TV series.

Whedon himself fanned the flames, advising fans to "leave me to my pain" in a witty missive.

But Whedon was offered a chance to be involved with the new Buffy -- and passed.

According to studio insiders, he was approached last year after Buffy rightsholder Fran Rubel Kuzui and husband Kaz Kuzui began developing a remake with Vertigo. After presented with the opportunity, Whedon decided he'd rather work on other projects (he's making Marvel Studios' The Avengers). Producers then began searching for a writer and late last year hired actress-turned-scribe Whit Anderson. The unknown Anderson, with only bit film appearances to her credit, came up with a take on the Buffy myth that was strong enough after a couple of drafts to lure Atlas, which partnered with Vertigo to set it up at a studio.

Fox, distributor of the 1992 movie, had first crack, but passed, so Warners slid in, betting that Whedon or no Whedon, Buffy can still slay at the box office.

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Postby pip » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:30 pm

Even if he was offered and refused which is his right it will still suck without him.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:32 pm

Yeah. Vampires suck!!

Oh wait. That's a soon to be released movie, innit? :lol:
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Postby pip » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:49 pm

Been out already and gone.
Didn't see it.
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Postby DaveC » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:48 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Yeah. Vampires suck!!

Oh wait. That's a soon to be released movie, innit? :lol:


(2 months ago. Just got rid of it at work :wink: )

Apparently it is slightly better than the reccent bunch of it's kind, but only slightly. :roll:
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Postby pip » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:53 pm

One movie genre i've no time for to be honest.
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Postby DaveC » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:56 pm

pip wrote:One movie genre i've no time for to be honest.


Me neither usually. I have only seen bits but they actually do a good job of satirizing R-Patz, and particularly K Stew's acting.
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Postby pip » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:07 pm

managed to avoid the real thing so the satire might go over my head :lol:
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Postby DaveC » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:17 pm

pip wrote:managed to avoid the real thing so the satire might go over my head :lol:


Seen the first to but not the third :?
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:19 pm

Read the books. Bought the 1st DVD to see what the fuss was all about, and have refused to even think about any of the others.

Books were OK, but the movie, from what I saw, was utter crap.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:09 pm

DaveC wrote:
pip wrote:managed to avoid the real thing so the satire might go over my head :lol:


Seen the first to but not the third :?
The third was the best with the werewolfs, the 2nd mediocre the 1st Ok have not read the books and don't intend to, but I will see the 4th when it comes out.
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Postby pip » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:22 am

Should have got Joss Whedon to do them :lol:
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Postby Danny B » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:25 am

I'll probably give it a go. I'm one of those rare people who actually quite enjoyed the first Buffy film, as well as being a huge fan of the telly show, so I'll most likely give it a look if and when it comes out. A lot of Whedonistas will hate me for saying this, but he is only a writer and one amongst many. It's not as if everything good that's ever written comes from his mind and his alone. I'm certainly not going to prejudge it. For all we know Whit Anderson could turn out to be one of the brightest screenwriting talents of a generation. The premise is still strong and so long as the Kuzuis aren't looking for someone to churn out a Twilight cash in (which would be deeply poetic in a way, seeing as the Buffy/Angel thing was a large contributor to kickstarting the paranormal romance genre in the first place), then it will be interesting to see what a new voice does with the idea. What can I say, except that I'm a glass half full sort of person. :wink:
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