WHEDON-LESS “BUFFY” IS HAPPENING

Warner Brothers and Atlas Entertainment announced plans today to remake the original 1992 Buffy The Vampire Slayer film. The producers of the reboot say they have come up with “An exciting idea on how to update Buffy” (translation: we’re gonna make it like Twilight!), and will not feature the character in her high-school cheerleading days.

You know, Some creations are intrinsically tied to their creators, and Buffy is certainly one of them. In fact, I can’t really think of another character, or group of characters, that owe so much of what makes them special to one writer. Joss Whedon embodies the voice, tone, and spirit of the Buffy-verse. Without him, it’s just some girl running around stabbing vampires.

Credit: io9

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About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

Posted on November 22, 2010, in News and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. totally not cool.

    Buffy is Whedon. anything else just isn’t buffy. I’ve seen the original movie about a hundred times, but I have a sudden urge to add every season of the tv show to my netflix. by the time I get through all that, I’ll be full of Whedon-ness, the new movie thingamabob will be cancelled, and I won’t have to worry about it.

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