Apparently there is serious talk about a new big-screen “Buffy” flick! My heart went all a flutter when I read the recent article, ““Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Returning to Big Screen” sent to me by fellow Idol Chatter blogger Kris Rasmussen (who knows I’m a huge fan of all-things “Buffy” and vampires in general).
It begins: “A new incarnation of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” could be coming to the big screen, courtesy of the director of the original movie.”
My reaction: EEEeeeeeeeee!
But then the joy thudded to a halt when I read that “‘Buffy’ creator Joss Whedon isn’t involved,” and “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,” and “The producers do not rule out Whedon’s involvement but have not yet reached out to him.”
Why? Why would Joss and the original cast not be involved? How could they not be?
The only part of the argument about not including anyone from the original cast that made a little sense was the following bit: “Kuzui and Vertigo 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 the filmmakers 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.”
I can buy that–maybe. But only if Joss is involved! What do you think, all you diehard Buffy fans?