The Joss Whedon-created Buffy the Vampire Slayer has already been a 1992 movie and a 1997 TV show (and a spinoff), so naturally someone decided there should be another movie. Before we get into this, I should probably note that even though everyone on the internet seems to love it, I’ve never seen this show. It’s just that it sounds like the nerdiest sh-t ever is all. All I can say with certainty is that Kristy Swanson was way hotter than Sarah Michelle Gellar.
“Buffy” creator Joss Whedon isn’t involved and it’s not set up at a studio, but Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment are working with original movie director Fran Rubel Kuzui and her husband, Kaz Kuzui, on what is being labeled a remake or relaunch, but not a sequel or prequel.
The new “Buffy” film, however, would have no connection to the TV series, nor would it use popular supporting characters like Angel, Willow, Xander or Spike. Vertigo and Kuzui are looking to restart the story line without trampling on the beloved existing universe created by Whedon.
One of the underlying ideas of “Buffy” allows Vertigo and Kuzui to do just that: that each generation has its own vampire slayer to protect it. The goal would be to make a darker, event-sized movie that would, of course, have franchise potential. [THR]
No Angel and Willow and Xander and Spike? You know that’ll upset a lot of fans. Perhaps they can be replaced with me rolling my eyes and wanking. The only thing that would make me interested in this is if they changed it to Slayer the Vampire Slayer.