Joss Whedon doesn’t want to be in your stupid Buffy movie anyway!


In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Joss Whedon has revealed he has no interest in being involved in the upcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer feature film.

Last month we reported the fairly devastating news that Fran Rubel Kuzui (director of the original 1992 film) and Vertigo Entertainment were bringing Buffy back to the big screen. At the time of the announcement, Kuzui had not yet contacted Whedon about his possible involvement.

Well, Whedon has finally been approached. But don’t throw your hats into the air too quickly.

“I believe [the producers] did ultimately reach out to my agent after the news broke…I think that’s something better left untouched by me. So, I wish them luck,” he says.

Even though they eventually made the effort, approaching him after the announcement seems like a cheap way of appeasing all the fan anger directed at Kuzui and Vertigo. If I may speculate, they probably wanted to slap Whedon’s name under a ‘producer’ credit and give the film some much needed credibility. If he doesn’t have any faith in the project, good luck convincing the rest of us Kuzui.

Joss Whedon wrote the screenplay for the first film based on an original idea of his own (although much of the script and all of the tone was reportedly changed during filming). Kuzui held onto the rights of the project, and executive produced Whedon’s beloved television adaptation.

In their original announcement, Kuzui said the following:

“Everything has its moment. Every movie takes on a life at some point, and this seems like the moment to do this.”

Translation: “Twilight is making a freaking ridiculous amount of money right now, so what better time than to dig out this vampire property I’ve been sitting on, like a mug!”

Kuzui – you just made the list. It is unknown when the project will go into production. Hopefully never.

Discuss: When last we spoke, you were unanimously opposed to the possibility of a Whedon-less Buffy. Now it’s official. How angry does that make you?

Bonus Discussion #2: What other great property should Hollywood ruin? How about … Harry Potter and the Tedium of Middle Age? Or… an Arrested Development movie starring Charlie Sheen instead of Jason Bateman? Perhaps you would be interested in … The Dark Knight Returns: A Film by Brett Ratner. Over to you!

One Response to “Joss Whedon doesn’t want to be in your stupid Buffy movie anyway!”

  1. I'm so glad that Joss decided to shoot down Fran and tell her (Essentially) to get stuffed. If she'd of approached him off the bat when the idea came to her to do it maybe she would have gotten a yes, but she decided to wait until after everyone got pissed at her and did it in a lame attempt to please the fans after the fact, like getting the creater on board was an afterthought. So while this move by Whedon does kinda mean we might never get the Buffy movie we wanted to get, it does mean we get to watch the spectacle of Fran crashing and burning when the movie get's released so she can go back to living off of residuals from Buffy, Angel and Orgazmo and we never have to hear from her again

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