Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Joss Whedon Turned Down Reboot Movie

WhedonYou may recall that we reported that a reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is moving forward without the involvement of Joss Whedon, the creator of the 1992 movie and the 1997-2003 series that followed.

It turns out that Whedon was offered the project. According to THR, Whedon was approached by Fran Rubel Kuzui (the director of the original movie) and her husband Kaz Kuzui, who own part of the rights to the Buffy concept, to be involved. He turned it down, preferring to work on other projects. The Kuzui couple then found actress/writer Whit Anderson and liked her idea for a reboot.

They were then to attract Atlas Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment who then were able to get Warner Bros. interested. Fox, who distributed the original movie, was offered the project first but passed and Warners said “yes.”

What do you think? Do you think Whedon should have done it?

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  1. Jamie says

    You can watch every series/episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel by downloading them from ‘BTjunkie’ and ‘Kickass Torrents’.

  2. Jamie says

    Without the original cast from the TV series, I don’t think it would turn alot of heads. The cast made ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ the hit it was. Also, being important to keep the iterpritation of the vampires that was in the series. Im sick of these now Twilight vampires made not to be a horror myth anymore, but a love story. If you apreiciated Buffy The Vampire Slayer, then you will agree with my opinion. Theres no reason to change anything.

  3. Peter says

    He already finalized the buffy universe in the series making all potentials into actual slayers. Why would he want to break that now? I think he made the right decision. And for all who don’t know even though he wrote the original (dreadful) Buffy Movie he left the project when they refused to do it through his vision. If a reboot was to be done i’d like to see a serah michelle version of what took place before sunnydale.

  4. MK says

    The only reason for him to do it would be if Sarah, David, James, Allison, et al would participate. If not, then a- it’s not really Buffy. And b-the current fan base won’t care. So why waste his time? He’s got the comics.

  5. Kat says

    I think he made the right decision. I mean, he’s been there and done that. Why would he want to reboot a concept he’s already done wonders with in television and comics? I don’t think I’d be interested in rewriting one of my stories just so a newer and Twilighter generation could maul it, either. XD

  6. Craig says

    I think it is good to do the reboot without Joss. We had his take on Buffy with the TV series. It was good, but it wasn’t great. I am hoping somone new will take Buffy to the next level as recent movies like the Dark Knight have taken superhero movies to a much higher level.

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