26 May 2009

Buffy for the reboot? Say it ain't so!!!!

For years tales and whispers have moved through the internet concerning another filmed adaptation of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". The last feature filmed version was in 1992 and was an utterly horrible mish mash of bad comedy, bad acting and horrendous action, but of course in 1996 things changed. Joss Whedon brought the character to the small screen for what turned out to be one of the greatest TV shows ever, launching the careers of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan and David Boreanaz. The show was wonderfully written by Whedon and ran for 7 seasons, some better than others but its common knowledge there was never a bad series of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". The action was great, the supporting cast awesome and in Gellar we were given a definitive Buffy. All in all, perfection had virtually been reached.

However things change, and not always for the best. It was announced today that after a 6 year hiatus from our screens that Buffy would be back, but Joss Whedon will not be involved. Instead the project will be moved forward by Fran Rubel Kazui and her husband Kaz Kazui, and will be an origin story (surprise!!!). Kuzui had a producer’s credit on the TV series, but was the director on the foul motion picture of 1992, in which it has since been apparent that Whedon's initial attempt to get the story on screen was unfairly altered and fucked about with. The new spouse production team also claimed that the beloved supporting characters of the TV show, Xander, Willow and Giles will probably not make a return, whilst old casting options (Gellar!!!) are not really being considered. No release date is set or director confirmed, but this is bad news.


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