Plans...quite possibly money-driven plans were announced today to remake the 1992 flop Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie for a potential late-2011 or 2012 release.
To which I have to say: Uhh...why?!
The flick already got the reboot treatment – as a critically and culturally adored TV show – of the most stellar quality thanks to Joss Whedon (who also had a hand on the movie, as its writer) and a cast fronted by Sarah Michelle Gellar that boldly went and succeeded were no one expected it to succeed.
Yes, Warner Bros., I get that you want revisit the film property, but by doing so you will not be held to its standards but that of the show, which are impossibly high and beloved to a degree I doubt you understand.
Tall order much?
I mean...you’re not even involving Whedon on this?
Having said that, I will keep an open mind and hope that y’all will blow it in the bestest of ways. Good luck striking gold with your next SMG, though.
Update: Well this isn’t too surprising: Joss Whedon ain’t too happy about the reboot news.
His oh-so-Whedonesque reaction can be found here.