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

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Postby DaveC » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:03 pm

Danny B wrote: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:


I will see it with an open mind, but Joss wasn't just a writter, he directed most of the best episodes and also executively produced the series, oversaw the whole thing, as well as Angel. Of course he had a great team of writers too, but he was the Master.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:15 pm

Yes I loved most of his stuff, but I will go and see the new Buffy to compare it.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:14 am

Nick Brendon thinks it's a bad idea.

http://uk.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_wi ... _star.html
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Postby DaveC » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:16 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Nick Brendon thinks it's a bad idea.

http://uk.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_wi ... _star.html


i like his Flintstones shout out. :)
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Postby pip » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:27 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Nick Brendon thinks it's a bad idea.

http://uk.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_wi ... _star.html


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Postby Conforumist » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:48 am

Here's the article:

So, in case you haven't heard, the fine people at Warner Brothers have decided to honor/profane the memory of our beloved Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series with a reboot movie. We know what we think of that idea, and we know what Buffy's father Joss Whedon told us he thinks of that idea, but what about the show's original castmembers? One original Scooby just spoke out to us about it:

MORE: Joss Whedon Reacts to Buffy Movie News: "I Have Strong Mixed Emotions"

We just caught up with original series star Nicholas Brendon, who is currently showcasing his drama chops on Private Practice's critically acclaimed rape storyline as sexual predator Lee McHenry. In Xander Harris' typical fashion, his first reaction when asked about the reboot was to make a joke.

"I hope their vampires don't glitter," quipped Brendon, referencing, of course, the sparkling vampires of the wildly successful Twilight franchise. Then, appearing hesitant to speak out of turn but confident about his point of view, he continued, "You know, listen...I think it's a mistake, I think that it's trying to kind of—they have to reach a whole completely new fanbase. And we already have that fanbase. So it's going to really be hard to kind of do that. But you know, everyone: They remade The Flintstones. Twice, I think."

In short, just because they're making a reboot doesn't mean we have to take it seriously! Every semi-successful franchise in media history comes around for a "reboot" in due time, whether or not a remake is called for, necessary, or wise. Hmmm...any chance that if we don't freak about it, it will just go away?

The reboot, to be written by novice scribe Whit Anderson (you can find her on Twitter: @WhitAnd), is still in the development stage.

Meanwhile, you can see Brendon on Private Practice again this spring (spoiler alert!); he also has a recurring role as Kevin, Garcia's (Kirsten Vangsness) boyfriend and fellow geek, on Criminal Minds.

So, do you think the "Nuffy" movie will be better or worse than a Flintstones-Twilight mashup? Hit the comments.
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Postby pip » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:52 am

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:08 pm

A week or two ago, we told you about rumors that Glee actress Heather Morris was being considered for the role of Buffy Summers by the studio handling that little controversial Buffy reboot. But what does Morris have to say about whether these rumors are true?

The actress, known best for her role on Glee as the often ditzy but lovable cheerleader Brittany, told Access Hollywood that she is indeed a contender for the role of the kick-ass Vampire Slayer.

The actress said that: "They're considering me! I found out and I almost peed my pants because I was so excited!"

Morris is such a huge fan of the Joss Whedon series, which ended in 2003 after seven seasons, that she wants to appear in the movie even if she doesn't get to play Buffy:

"If they make [Buffy] when [Glee] is on hiatus, I don't even care what I do. I can just run through the shot and do nothing, even if I'm not Buffy!"

And we can see nothing wrong with that.

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Postby pip » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:13 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:A week or two ago, we told you about rumors that Glee actress Heather Morris was being considered for the role of Buffy Summers by the studio handling that little controversial Buffy reboot. But what does Morris have to say about whether these rumors are true?

The actress, known best for her role on Glee as the often ditzy but lovable cheerleader Brittany, told Access Hollywood that she is indeed a contender for the role of the kick-ass Vampire Slayer.

The actress said that: "They're considering me! I found out and I almost peed my pants because I was so excited!"

Morris is such a huge fan of the Joss Whedon series, which ended in 2003 after seven seasons, that she wants to appear in the movie even if she doesn't get to play Buffy:

"If they make [Buffy] when [Glee] is on hiatus, I don't even care what I do. I can just run through the shot and do nothing, even if I'm not Buffy!"

And we can see nothing wrong with that.

(Digital Spy)


At least shes a fan of sorts.
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Postby Quatermass » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:25 pm

Sarah Michelle Gellar bitched about the Gold Coast, from what I remember, during or after the filming of Scooby-Doo. She can go and do something anatomically inconvenient with a wooden stake.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:58 pm

Sounds like she got her come-uppance for that piece of BS already - Scooby Doo and 2 hardly lit up the skies for more than 5 mins.

Looks like the Xander actor's take's the most sane view. TV/film people like to tinker but until the cameras start rolling it's all hype and empty hype at that - there's a scriptwriter developing a new format. Fine. Doesn't mean they'll go with that or that the new 'do' will end up changing everything or anything at all come to that.

The worst thing that could happen is to have a popular but aging cast frozen in teendom and desperately trying to maintain that for the next 10 years or whatever - look at Bill Shatner in ST the original series. He'd had his sell-by date long before they did the first movie so they placed him in a different role to mitigate the accretions of time and he still looked ridiculous, if entertainingly so on a 'so bad he's a genius' basis :roll: :shock: Also the latest ST blockbuster was absolutely wonderful, keeping everything that counted and smartening up the old stinky ham stuff. The timeline tinkering worked well enough not to cause too much anomaly for die-hard fans of all the later versions too so - just wait and see. Maybe they'll be as successful with Buffy and if they're not, then so what? It's not going to eclipse the TV success and if it's really bad then DON'T WATCH IT ANYMORE! :shock: :lol:

All things must pass after all. :wink:
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Postby deldaisy » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:08 pm

Quatermass wrote:Sarah Michelle Gellar bitched about the Gold Coast, from what I remember, during or after the filming of Scooby-Doo. She can go and do something anatomically inconvenient with a wooden stake.

I had a friend working on that movie at Movieworld and apparently she bitched 24/7. Pulled a real drama queen act.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:30 pm

My dreams have crumbled a little hearing that. I always thought she came across as very nice.
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Postby deldaisy » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:34 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:My dreams have crumbled a little hearing that. I always thought she came across as very nice.

Bouncy you have no idea the crap she stirred up over here.
and when she got bad press for it she really really ramped it up. She and her hubby ended up locking themselves in their hotel room (though by that stage I think it was the best thing). NOT a nice person!
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Postby Quatermass » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:22 pm

deldaisy wrote:
Quatermass wrote:Sarah Michelle Gellar bitched about the Gold Coast, from what I remember, during or after the filming of Scooby-Doo. She can go and do something anatomically inconvenient with a wooden stake.

I had a friend working on that movie at Movieworld and apparently she bitched 24/7. Pulled a real drama queen act.


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Bouncy Castle wrote:My dreams have crumbled a little hearing that. I always thought she came across as very nice.

Bouncy you have no idea the crap she stirred up over here.
and when she got bad press for it she really really ramped it up. She and her hubby ended up locking themselves in their hotel room (though by that stage I think it was the best thing). NOT a nice person!
either of them.


Glad to hear that I didn't mistake that.

Besides, imagine how badly damaged MY dreams were when I read Tom Baker's autobiography, where he admitted frankly that he used to be a drunken sop with a penis fixation. Imagine THAT for a pedestal-toppling experience.
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