Warner Bros Picks Up 'Buffy' Remake, Creator Slams the Project
Warner Bros. Pictures will revive another vampire-themed story for they have picked up the rights to the remake of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". The project has Charles Roven and Steve Alexander teaming up with original movie director Fran Rubel Kuzui, her husband Kaz Kuzui, Roy Lee and Doug Davison to serve as producers, while Whit Anderson writes the script.
The original creator of the story, Joss Whedon, however is not involved in the reboot project. And soon after the news mentioning "Buffy" remake is set up at Warner Bros surfaces, he despises the plan and expresses his disagreement. "This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths - just because they can't think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself," he tells E! Online.
"Obviously I have strong, mixed emotions about something like this. My first reaction upon hearing who was writing it was, 'Whit Stillman AND Wes Anderson? This is gonna be the most sardonically adorable movie EVER.' Apparently I was misinformed. Then I thought, 'I'll make a mint! This is worth more than all my Toy Story residuals combined!' Apparently I am seldom informed of anything. And possibly a little slow. But seriously, are vampires even popular any more?" he further shares.
Despite slamming the upcoming movie, Whedon actually hopes his story and characters will still be remembered after a long time. "I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death. But, you know, AFTER," he affirms. "I don't love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I'm also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly. I can't wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill."
Poking fun at the issue, he jokingly says, "I can, however, take this time to announce that I'm making a Batman movie. Because there's a franchise that truly needs updating. So look for The Dark Knight Rises Way Earlier Than That Other One And Also More Cheaply And In Toronto, rebooting into a theater near you."
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was first introduced to audience through a 1992 movie starring Kristy Swanson and Luke Perry. Whedon then worked on the TV series which catapulted the stars like Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz. On the new movie version, producer Charles Roven teases, "While this is not your high school Buffy, she'll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be."
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