Tuesday, November 23, 2010

No Whedon, No way.

I learned some distressing news the other day. Apparently, the WB has decided to go ahead with a reboot of the Buffyverse via a new movie. The only thing is, they're going to do it without the involvement of its creator, Joss Whedon. WTF?

This is wrong on so many levels. It's not just that I'm a HUGE fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. True, this show has meant more to me than any other TV show, movie, maybe even book ever made. But it's more than that. It's bigger than my obsession. It's about what's right and what's wrong.

As someone who has spent about three years finishing the first draft of a novel, this really bugs me. I couldn't imagine what it would feel like to have someone come along and throw up chunks of what I've created, and exclude me from the process entirely.

I for one, am going to try very hard not to support this movie in any way. It will be difficult, because I know there will be a morbid curiosity to find out what kind of monstrosity she created out of a masterpiece. (I'm referring to Joss' vision of Buffy and not the flop that was the movie).

I've included a link to a petition to the WB. Sign it. Please.


Beckett Amelia Hughes said...

my friend told me about this and i was livid. if whedon were involved with the rebot i would be a little curious about the rebot but Buffy is such a classic show. The characters and storylines are all so specific to the time and the genuis that is whedon and the performance by Geller (and the rest of the cast. I couldn't support a rebot that will try to capture Buffy in a way that doesn't represent the show at all.

F*cking WB!

MaryPoppins said...

Joss Whedon's response if you haven't already read it. love him.