On page 51 of todayâ€™s Herald-Sun Newspaper â€“ in the â€œExtraHitâ€ Entertainment lift-out – is a news item suggesting a script for a new â€œBuffyâ€ movie is doing the rounds.
This is what it says :
The monster success of girly vampire pic Twilight at the US Box office last weekend could kick open the door for a big-screen return of Joss Whedonâ€™s much-loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Rumours are circulating in Hollywood that Whedon has a feature-film script based on his hit TV series ready to roll as soon as a studio is prepared to commit. The Buffy concept was first unveiled as a movie in 1992 with long-forgotten Kristy Swanson in the title role.
Hmmm, as much as I want to believe it, I just donâ€™t. Joss had a hard enough time convincing all the applicable parties that some spin-off â€˜telemoviesâ€™ were worth doing â€“ and even then, nobody seemed to be on the same page. One minute they were on, the next minute they were off â€“ and thatâ€™s how the proposed small-screen telefilms (one was rumoured to fix on Spike, from memory) have stayed. Theyâ€™ll never happen â€“ even Joss will tell you that.
That doesnâ€™t mean I donâ€™t think a ‘film’ a great idea, in fact, I think itâ€™s a terrific idea, and it could make money â€“ especially, as the article states, if they strike now whilst the â€œTwilightâ€ iron is hot.
Whedon probably wouldnâ€™t have any trouble convincing stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz â€“ it wouldnâ€™t be a â€œBuffyâ€ movie without an Angel appearance after all! â€“ back to fold, considering theyâ€™ve always said they wouldnâ€™t care so much to do any more small-screen Buffy/Angel but would jump at the chance to bring the characters to theaters.
Fingers crossed, but not too tight â€“ youâ€™ll probably be closing off the circulation for nothing.
Lets wait for a response from Joss â€“ keep your eyes peeled for one at Whedonesque.com, the best dang Whedon-verse site out there.
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