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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Release Date: TBA
Genres: Action, Remake, Horror
Production Phase: Pitch
Production Company: Kuzui Enterprises
Premise: A teenage girl discovers that she has been chosen as this generation's slayer of vampires.... More »
What We Think: The first Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie was instantly forgettable; it was the TV series that followed that actually gave this franchise a second chance at life. In its seven year run the Buffy TV... More »
Friday, June 12, 2009
So it seems that someone representing the peeps working on the new Buffy movie made the attempt to ask Joss Whedon if he'd like to come work on the remake. "I believe [the producers] did ultimately reach out to my agent after the news broke," Whedon said to Entertainment Weekly. "I think that's something better left untouched by me. So, I wish them luck."
And that's a no.- Entertainment Weekly. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
The first original cast member from TV's Buffy has weighed in on the proposed theatrical remake. Anthony Stewart Head, the actor that played Giles the Watcher throughout all seven seasons of the show, doesn't think that making a new Buffy movie is a good idea without her creator.
"I wouldn’t want to see it, no,” Head told USA Weekend. "The Kuzuis didn’t do a great job on the movie the first time around. It was Joss' script at the age of 19, but they changed a lot of it. They said, 'Look, we know best and we know how to make this movie,' and it became quite schlocky and high camp."
And if you need Head to be clearer, there's this part. "The bottom line is if a movie was ever to be made, it should be made with Joss Whedon, whether it’s a retrospective or not. But it would be madness to do it without him. [The Kuzuis] have the rights to because they have the rights to the original movie, but it should be interesting to see. It may be a bit like watching a car wreck."
Buffy TV staff writer/producer Jane Esperson has also said what she thinks of the remake. "I saw the news about this first thing this morning and I was surprised," Esperson writes. "I don't think any Buffy project would work without Joss' involvement."- USA Weekend, Clique Clack. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
When Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello asked Joss Whedon what he thought about the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie that is in the early stages of development (and that Whedon hasn't been asked to be involved with), the dude just had four words to say: "I hope it's cool." [Full story]- Entertainment Weekly. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
A remake of the 1992 20th Century Fox horror-comedy Buffy the Vampire Slayer is being developed by the rights owners, Fran Rubei Kuzui and her husband Kaz. The first Kuzui served as the director on the '92 film and both had executive producer credits on the Buffy TV series that followed.
Vertigo Entertainment Roy Lee and Doug Davison are onboard as producers along with the Kuzuis on the new Buffy movie.
The Kuzuis envision that their new movie could be a remake or a relaunch, they haven't decided just yet because they are currently fielding pitches from screenwriters. The Buffy premise is suited for just that sort of thing since in the canon it's established that a young woman is chosen every generation to be the Slayer, the chosen one to fight vampires.
However, the project is without its creator, Joss Whedon. Whedon not only wrote the original Buffy screenplay, he also served as the showrunner and story editor for the seven seasons of the TV show. The Kuzuis said that they remain open to Whedon being involved with the project at a future time. [Full story]- The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (0)