Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Five by Five?

In what is probably one of the most bizarre studio decisions I've read about in a long while, Warner Bros is developing a reboot of "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer." Without the brains behind the cult hit, Joss Whedon.

No, that wasn't a typo. Check it.

I'm not even going to go into all of the reasons why this feels like a terrible idea. There are probably enough blog posts and editorials surfacing that across the internet that pretty much cover it. And so far, the 'net response has been overwhelmingly negative. I have a feeling this reboot is either going to fail dismally, or it will be wildly successful--the jury is still out on which, since there is no director attached, the script isn't finished, and no one's been cast.

I am just a little tired of the reboots. For frak's sake, Hollywood, do something a tiny bit original! Or at least wait for the franchise you're trying to reboot is at least twenty years old. Let the corpse cool!

Yes, I understand that WB wants to jump on the hot paranormal bandwagon and make a crapload of money, but rebooting a franchise that is one of the best loved cult shows out there? *facepalm*

We'll see, I guess.

And as a slight aside for anyone who read the comments section of the article I linked above, someone in there decided that since the attached screenwriter, Whit Anderson, is from Delaware that she must be a rich, upper class snob with absolutely no real attachment to the series.

To which I call bullshit.

As someone born and raised in DE, that commenter needs to get his head out of his own ass and realize that there is more to DE than duPont and New Castle County. Also, posting a laundry list of personal information about Whit proves...what? That you like to assume a lot about people you don't know, because it makes you feel better about yourself? Uh huh. Y'all know what happens when you assume, right?



Adam said...

Buffy WITHOUT Whedon?


*Watches with interest*


PS - This may be my first visit to your blog. Shiny! ;)

Kelly Meding/Kelly Meade said...


Welcome! I'll be watching with interest, too.

Ace said...

And, depending on who you talk to, the series isn't quite done if you count the "Season 8" comic book continuation.

Kelly Meding/Kelly Meade said...

Exactly! Plus the Angel comics. The world Joss created for the TV shows isn't finished.

It feels more like the WB wants to take a familiar name and slap it onto something completely new and only vaguely related. Kinda like Halloween 3: Season of the Witch. :p

Ace said...

Or like Highlander 2.

The existence of which is apparently disavowed by Highlander fans.