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A Buffy remake without Joss?

by Brad Trechak, posted May 26th 2009 10:04AM
Buffy the Vampire Slayer MovieIt looks like Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment are working with original movie director Fran Rubel Kuzui, the director of the original movie, to create a remake of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The trick is, they're not involving the creator or any of the original cast of the television series. In fact, they're not even basing it on the television series.

If ever there was a recipe for disaster, this is it. McG's proposed version of Spaced sucked eggs for similar reasons (a failure to grasp what made it successful). This could potentially work if you took out the word "Buffy" from the title and didn't try to sully the name of the franchise, but otherwise, I don't see it.

Of course, it is early in the process. There are a million ways that this horrific idea can die an early death, which would sure beat the embarrassment of the certain death of nobody going to see this movie.

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JRal

Well since the movie came first, i don't see how a remake would have any effect on the show. The show was based off the movie, not the other way around, so it makes complete sense that they would not use the tv cast in a new film. I'll go see it, just for the simple fact that watching the original Buffy was a great part of my childhood =D

August 20 2009 at 1:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike420

It's a pure insult to the great reputation Buffy the Vampire Slayer as made for it self. The original movie failed because of the cast and piss weak production skills. As a director my self i strongly believe the past should stay the past and if you wanna make a vampire movie change the name and come up with your own screenplay.

May 29 2009 at 3:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jayyy

Well, the original movie was garbage, the show was also garbage...just the kind that hasn't been sittin out in the dumpster for quite as long. So the new movie will also be garbage.

May 26 2009 at 4:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eric H

The Trek remake, no matter how good would have never happened, at least in its current form, with Gene Roddenberry alive, this is completely different, if they want a Buffy movie then they have to use Joss, or his fans will protest, maybe even at the theaters.

May 26 2009 at 2:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jake

I can see the pitch now.

"It's not a sequel, a prequel, a carry-over, or a continuation. It's a REBOOT. Picture this: an aging Willow accidentally transports herself and a powerful enemy back through time to the moment just before Buffy awakens as a Slayer. Giles is killed. Dramatic changes ensue, so that nothing plays out like you expect based on the first movie or the 6 season TV show. It's a DIFFERENT UNIVERSE, with all the same characters, but slightly different personalities and different stories. It's the same but DIFFERENT.

"We might have to dress Alison Hannigan up as an old-lady version of the Willow from the TV show, so that we have a little bit of credibility with those crazy Whedonite fans who may very likely start a torch-and-pitchfork campaign once they hear about this.

"Have I blown your mind yet?"

May 26 2009 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Joey Geraci

Didn't you know, that all the other Trek movies and TV Series were just a dream, that the world is collectively waking up from.

May 26 2009 at 2:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ac

Since this is the movie they are remaking and not the show I dont really have a problem with this. The movie may have sucked but vampires are the in thing right now so from a business perspective it could be a good idea.

If it was the TV show though I'd be pissed and I mean pissed off like those trekkies were about the new film. Maybe I shouldn't of make fun of them in hindsight :/. Then again this is guarunteed to suck and that had JJ Abrams.

May 26 2009 at 1:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gig

The movie SUCKED! Why in God's name would they remake that? This can't possibly be right and even if it is it isn't right.

May 26 2009 at 12:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Argus

This doesn't matter in any way. A remake of a movie that had nothing to do with the TV series somehow in someway mars the TV series HOW?

May 26 2009 at 12:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DarthPaul

Why on earth not?

The TV series came after the film so why not make another film - it's not like Adam We had any hold over Batman.

May 26 2009 at 12:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kelly

It won't work without the TV cast, also, as nice as a movie would be if the TV cast were involved, I would just be depressed once it was over probably. I wish this show was still on the air, talk about quality production.

May 26 2009 at 11:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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