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    November 23, 2010

    WARNER BROS PLANNING FOR BUFFY REMAKE, SENDS FANS TO OUTCRY


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a 'rotten' movie that cultivates among the teenagers back in 1992, in the expense of the director Fran Ruben Kuzui. Despite been written by Joss Whedon, the movie which features Kristy Swanson did not ended up well, collecting only US$ 16 million on its run for 20th Century Fox. Then, it landed as a TV series from 1997 to 2003 due to the effort of creator Joss Whedon. For that, it is a smash hit.

    Now Warner Bros. is taking the series back into a reboot, aiming for a darker version. Back in 2009, the Hollywood Reporter reported that the rumor of Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment were working with Fran Rubel Kuzui and Kaz Kuzui on a re-envisioning or relaunch of the Buffy movie for the big screen. The movie would not be a sequel or prequel to the existing film or television franchise and Joss Whedon would have no involvement in the project. None of the characters, cast, or crew from the television series would be featured. Now flash forward to present day, the rumor has been confirmed and the project received a greenlight.

    THR now reports that Warner Bros. has picked up the movie rights to the remake of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with Charles Roven and Steve Alexander of Atlas Entertainment boarding as producers. With details of the remake is still kept under wraps although the script will be written by Whit Anderson.

    The confirmation of the project has sent the fans of the Buffy into furious situation. They know the ending if the hit series were once again landed in the hands of Kuzui, without the involvement of Joss Whedon. After the story broke, E!‘s Kristin Dos Santos sent an email to Joss Whedon asking how he felt about this development.

    This is Whedon's reply:
    Kristin, I’m glad you asked for my thoughts on the announcement of Buffy the cinema film. This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths—just because they can’t think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself.
    Obviously I have strong, mixed emotions about something like this. My first reaction upon hearing who was writing it was, “Whit Stillman AND Wes Anderson? This is gonna be the most sardonically adorable movie EVER.” Apparently I was misinformed. Then I thought, “I’ll make a mint! This is worth more than all my Toy Story residuals combined!” Apparently I am seldom informed of anything. And possibly a little slow. But seriously, are vampires even popular any more?
    I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death. But, you know, AFTER. I don’t love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I’m also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly. I can’t wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill. I can, however, take this time to announce that I’m making a Batman movie. Because there’s a franchise that truly needs updating. So look for The Dark Knight Rises Way Earlier Than That Other One And Also More Cheaply And In Toronto, rebooting into a theater near you.
    Leave me to my pain! Sincerely, Joss Whedon.

    It sounded both sarcastic and funny, as well expressive in the same time. We understand you, Whedon. So, what is your take over this issue? Should we see another Buffy movie that does not have Whedon with it?

    SOURCE: Screen Rant
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