A “Buffy” Movie without Joss Whedon? I will simply state that I am not in favor of this idea. But, I am self aware enough to admit that I am not an unbiased observer and am probably unable to render an wholly objective opinion on the subject. That is why I will gladly leave it up to you to read through this copious amount of bipartisan material:
- Buffy Remake Without Joss? Whedonites Will Burn L.A. To The Ground First
- Different Buffy to Slay Newer Vampires
- A ‘Buffy’ movie without its maker? Joss Whedon speaks out!
- Why Joss And Buffy Don’t Need Each Other
- Could Buffy be better without Joss?
- TV Without Pity on Buffy Movie, actresses for the role, and directors
- No Whedon = No Buffy
…then deliver judgment on the matter in the comments.
Now since I’m not commenting on whether or not it’s a good idea (it’s a fraking terrible idea), I do want to delve into the reasons why this issue has surfaced. The company that owns the film rights to the Buffster (which is NOT Mutant Enemy) is probably represeted by people that A) have eyes B) have wallets and C) desire to fill said wallets with something other than coleslaw… let’s say money. So they can undoubtably see that the nation’s youth is going through a “vampire phase” brought on by the “Twilight” series of books and movies. They think, “Kids like the vampires and we have a vampire property ripe for rebootification!” What they may not realize is that “Twilight” borrows so heavily from “Buffy” that to remake “Buffy” based on the success of “Twilight” is like remaking “Teen Wolf” based on the success of “Teen Wolf Too.” It’s a fucking paradox. Buffy would be its own grandpa! The snake would eat its own tail and eventually shit out its own face! I think my metaphor got a little out of hand, but you get the idea.