sohotrightnow: ([buffy] but you're just a girl)
LOL WHAT.
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.

[...]

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. (SAUCE)
Mostly I am stuck on "LOL MISSING THE ENTIRE FUCKING POINT OF BTVS", since the whole idea was that it was ridiculous and campy and didn't take itself too seriously. Making it ~dark~ kind of goes against the entire idea of that -- it makes it standard horror, rather than the send-up of horror that Whedon started with. The twist is that Buffy isn't the Final Girl: in any other horror movie ever, she would've been the first to die, and Willow would've been the Final Girl. Instead, the impulsive ditzy blonde girl was the one who saved the mousy bookworm -- and the rest of the freaking world, to say nothing of herself. That was the whole joke, because lol girls who care about shoes are obviously useless, right?

And, IDK. In light of certain other pop culture phenomena involving vampires and demons and the way that these (SPN, Twilight) treat women, the whole idea that Buffy needs to be retooled just sets my teeth on edge for reasons I'm having trouble articulating thus far.

That said, I'm not going to lie, I would love a remake/remastered version with, like, actual production values and a cast who can act. Because lol CW production values before it was the CW and before Buffy and Dawson's Creek put it on the map.

([personal profile] fox1013 WE SHOULD START CAMPAIGNING FOR AN ALL-JDM CAST Y/MFY)

Fortunately I haven't heard about this anywhere else at this point, so here's hoping it's just a ridiculous blogger rumor and nothing else comes of it.

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