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Briefly: There’s the story making the rounds that, in the wake of the recent development on a new big-screen version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy creator Joss Whedon was offered a chance to be part of the film and declined. Except — guess what? — this would appear to be the same offer for him to participate on which we reported way back in the misty, lost days of July 2009. (How quickly the internet forgets.) So, while THR has pushed forward the tale that original remake developers Fran Rubel Kuzui and husband Kaz Kuzui offered Joss Whedon a chance to be part of the remake, there appears to be no news here. Only a reminder.

But I have seen some commentary that seems to be underhandedly scolding Mr. Whedon for not taking the job, and suggesting, ‘well, you had your chance to work with this one, so no reason to complain now.’ Which is just crazy — he’s done Buffy. Twice. Once as a feature and once as a TV series that earned more love than he could have ever expected. Why go back? Let the guy move on and in the meantime, judge the new film, should it ever materialize, on its own merits. Or lack thereof.

Earlier today we had real confirmation that (once again) a reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is in the works. This time there’s even a screenwriter, Whit Anderson, and a studio, Warner Bros. Predictably, there was a fan outcry against any version of Buffy that does not involve Joss Whedon.

Now Joss Whedon has released a statement about the possible film, and while he doesn’t sound crushed — he’s got a little Marvel Studios dream project to work on — he takes refuge in jokes and sarcasm. Read the statement after the break. Read More »

We’ve heard in the past that a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot or continuation might be in the offing. Now it is official: Warner Bros and Atlas Entertainment are developing a new film based on the series, and Whit Anderson is writing. Joss Whedon, who wrote the original 1992 film and creatively spearheaded the TV series that followed, is not involved. Read More »

Buffy the vampire slayer

A couple weeks ago it was announced that Buffy movie director Fran Rubel Kuzui was developing a new Buffy The Vampire Slayer film without the involvement of Buffy creator Joss Whedon. The movie would be darker, and would follow a new vampire slayer who must step up to protect this new generation. The Whedon fan community were shocked. Making a new Buffy film without Whedon’s involvement seemed rather pointless.

The good news: Apparently the new Buffy producers did reach out to Whedon after all. Whedon tells EW: “I believe [the producers] did ultimately reach out to my agent after the news broke.”

The bad news: Whedon wants no involvement. Whedon says, “I think that’s something better left untouched by me. So, I wish them luck.”

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In this episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley debate how Weeds compares with Desperate Housewives, continue their praise of Party Down, try to figure out what went wrong with Outlander, evaluate the prospects of a Buffy remake, and revel in the pleasures of Torque. Special guest C. Robert Cargill AKA Massawyrm joins us from Aint It Cool News.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us next Monday at 9PM EST / 6 PM PST at Slashfilm’s live page as we review The Hangover.

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In this episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley evaluate their familiarity with the character of Bazooka Joe, wonder why someone bothered buying the rights to the Battleship board game, get cynical about the new Sherlock Holmes trailer, and try to make sense of the time travel mechanics of Terminator Salvation. Special guest Jeff Cannata joins us from the Totally Rad Show!

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us next Monday at 9PM EST at Slashfilm’s live page as we review Up and Drag Me to Hell.

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Hollywood is developing a big screen reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer without Buffy creator Joss Whedon. Did you hear that? its the simultaneous gasp of Buffy fanboys (and fangirls) worldwide.

Fran Rubel Kuzui, who directed the original 1992 movie which spawned the television series, is developing the relaunch with Vertigo Entertainment. The characters and canon created in the television series will be completely abandoned.

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Cool Stuff: Idiot Box Art Show

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You probably remember Gallery 1988 as the Los Angeles-based art gallery which hosts the pop-culture infused Crazy4Cult show every year. We’ve featured artwork from their exhibitions in previous editions of cool stuff: Beastie Boys Inspired Art, Crazy4Cult 2, and Stan Lee Tribute. From April 2nd to April 23rd, Gallery 1988 is celebrating their 5th year anniversary with the Idiot Box art show. 100 Artists take aim at television’s guity pleasures. I have included 15 of my favotires after the jump.

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Could Buffy The Vampire Slayer make a comeback on the big screen? The Australian Herald Sun newspaper is reporting a new rumor that suggests the box office success of Twilight could have 20th Century Fox interested in a Buffy movie. And this is where the rumor gets a bit unbelievable. Apparently Joss Whedon has a screenplay already written, and ready to go.

I’m not saying that the idea is completely unbelievable, but it just seems a bit too coincidental. Especially considering that Season Eight of the series is currently being released in comic form. I’m sure that Buffy fans are already freaking out over the idea, and while I’m not saying it definitely isn’t going to happen, I would suggest that fans take a “wait and see” attitude.

Another big screen Buffy movie isn’t out of the question. After all, we’re talking about the same studio that brought The X-Files back to the big screen after being off the air for six years. One could argue that Fox would have learned their lesson with that release, which was made for over $30 million and grossed only $21 million domestically. But 20th Century Fox isn’t known for making smart decisions when it comes to movie and television properties.

Discuss: Would you pay to see a new big screen Buffy movie?

source: Moviehole