Movie News: Gellar Drives Stake Into BUFFY Remake

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Sarah Michelle Gellar has today finally opened up on the subject of the proposed BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER remake calling it a “horrible idea” in an interview with CNN. The actress goes on, “It was a movie. It’s been made. They made it. They don’t need to make another one. [It’s] the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard!”

You tell ‘em, Summers!

In case you’re unfamiliar with the apocalyptically bad idea, Warner Bros are planning a new Buffy movie that will reboot the entire franchise, without creator Joss Whedon’s involvement OR any of the principal actors, essentially wiping out eight years of canon from the public consciousness.

Told you it was a bad idea.

Most people involved in the classic series have been tight-lipped on the subject so far, the most outspoken of anyone being Whedon himself – issuing a hilariously barbed statement on the matter - but has chosen to stay tight-lipped on the subject ever since.

In this writer’s opinion, the saddest part of all this is the fact that if it goes ahead we can give up all hope of EVER seeing a continuation of the original Bufferverse. As fantastic as the Season Eight comic series is, I always held out hope that post-AVENGERS Whedon will have garnered enough clout in the industry to successfully resurrect his beloved characters either on TV or (gotta dream big) the silver screen.

In fact, the only positive reaction to this project seems to come from Kristy Swanson, star of the 1992 movie… that the subsequent series reboot successfully wiped from the public consciousness (told ya!). Talking with Entertainment Weekly last year, the actress said, “Let Buffy live, why not! If they wanted me to be a part of it, I think that would be fantastic and that it would be a blast."

News, Swanson - they don’t, so zip it.

Are you as upset about this project as I am? Or do you side with Swanson? Let us know with your comments below!

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+1 #4 Claudia Whitehouse 2011-05-17 21:14
agreed - this is never going to work.
+1 #3 jim 2011-05-17 14:10
Lest we forget - The only TV episode that made me literally drop my jaw wide open:

+2 #2 Me, from before 2011-05-17 13:19
Sophiea- Well said, agree 100%. This situation reminds me of the proposed US remake of Spaced. That didn’t turn out so well for the studio. Without Whedon on board, this is doomed.
+3 #1 sophiea iqbal 2011-05-16 22:46
I agree with you. The buffy world never can, or will be wiped from our memories. It was a epic, and iconic piece of popculture in every way that counted. A timeless show, that still continues to gain fans, EVEN NOW! This show was very much "my generations" favourite, but managed to translate to adults and teens alike. And yet here they are trying to erase a character, a history.

When a painting is perfect, you dont rub it out and start again. Why would any one want to tamper with a masterpiece? I guess the answer as we all know, is greed.

"In to every generation a slayer is born..." A memorable saying yes, but not a free pass for studios to do just that, remaking and destroying a classic.

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