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Hollywood has had some bad ideas. But remaking Buffy the Vampire Slayer without creator Joss Whedon or any of the cast or writers of the cult TV series has to top the list.
Fran Rubel Kuzui was involved in getting the original movie version made, and that film--while enjoyable on some levels--was far from the success the TV series later became. And though Kuzui and her husband were not involved in the TV show or the spinoff, Angel, they got executive producer credits on every episode anyway for contractual reasons. This has given them something of an unsavory reputation from fans.
So now, Kuzui wants to remake the original movie to get a few more dollars apparently. And while the remake might snare the occasional Buffy viewer, most fans would shun it like the plague. Since those people would constitute the target audience, what would be the point? All it would do is sour the prospects of a proper follow-up to the series--something that would secure the Kuzuis money for nothing. Let's hope this one never makes it to the screen.
A Buffy remake without Joss?
It looks like Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment are working with original movie director Fran Rubel Kuzui, the director of the original movie, to create a remake of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The trick is, they're not involving the creator or any of the original cast of the television series. In fact, they're not even basing it on the television series. . .
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