‘Buffy’ Reboot Without Joss Whedon?

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:37 am,

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Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment, and the original franchise rights holders, Kuzui Enterprises (Fran Rubel Kuzui and Kaz Kuzui), of the movie Buffy The Vampire Slayer are looking to remake the popular vampire slayer movie and at the moment, it looks like they’re looking to do it without Joss Whedon.

Joss Whedon wrote the screenplay for the 1992 movie and as we all know, was brought back to helm the highly popular TV series that ran from 1997 to 2003, and also led to the 1999 spin-off, Angel.

Despite the rich history of the Buffy TV franchise, there are no plans to use some of the more popular characters from the TV series like Angel, Willow or others.  They’re looking to take the franchise into a darker direction than the original and have a slayer that is destined to protect each generation of humanity.

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At the moment though Whedon is not attached to this new project.

It may only be that he has not been contacted by Kuzui Enterprises yet and has not been ruled out.  At this point they are meeting with writers and hearing what they have for ideas on the new premise.

Our Take

For this premise to actually work, they need to be very careful how they approach this new idea of theirs.

I like the idea of it being darker but the idea of anyone else helming a Buffy project aside from Whedon might be breaking a holy seal of such.

They already have an installed fanbase, but it will be a fine line they’ll be walking if they use anyone besides Whedon.  Yet sometimes, change is warranted and can be successful.  It will be interesting to see what happens.  As details develop, we’ll keep you apprised.

How do you feel about this potential change to the Buffy The Vampire Slayer franchise reboot?  Who do you think might be a good writer to replace the irreverent Joss Whedon – or do you think this is just noise to generate media buzz, saying they aren’t looking at Whedon to guide the reboot?

Source:  Hollywood Reporter

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  1. This is the end of the eorld as we know it! is this due for december 2012? Maybe mayans were huge Buffy fans… Thumbs down for the Apocrphal Buffy, Princess of Lies.

  2. There are several TV legacies that certainly come close to Whedon’s work. I’m not sure if that is thanks to whedon’s productions itself, or if they simply hold a candle to the writers’ work, but I’ve definitely come to enjoy their work. There is the Doctor Who writer, Stephen Moffat, who’s specialty is not only in creativity, but he can bring the characters to their lowest, for such a long period of time you being to loose hope, and then in an instant soar to the highest high and all is well again. Russell T Davies achieves seriousness and ominiousity, as well as angst. Erik Kripke, Sera Gamble, and Robert Singer are a team who keep Supernatural alive and well, and although at times the soap opera-like dialouge is almost laughable, the team excell in character growth and relationship development.
    I personally can’t imagine a Buffy without Willow, Angel, Xander, and the rest of the scoobs. I’m not sure how this will be achieved, but I have faith in the above mentioned writers. Joss Whedon, of course, is the Buffy master, but if it turns out to be a flop, I won’t be sad that Whedon isn’t associated, because then I know that my favorite writer’s name isn’t all that tarnished.
    Good luck!

  3. personally believe this would be a great Idea…Vampires have changed a’lot from the original” Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”.It could be Darker….I think it could be as Big as True Blood ..Vampire Diaries….Id Love to see it come back…Maybe with Sarah Gellar making a cameo and David Boreanaz and Alyson Hannigan cameo..But after that All new Character…too fall in love with…I think it would be AWESOME