That Buffy movie could be happening — it just might be happening without Joss Whedon and be based on the original Buffy movie starring Kristy Swanson, Luke Perry and Peewee Herman.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Fran Kuzui, the original producer/director is in talks with Vertigo Studios about the project. How could this happen without Joss Whedon’s involvement? Well Fran Kuzui bought the screenplay from the then unknown Whedon and she has owned the rights ever since. Kuzui received executive producer credit on the Buffy and Angel TV series.
I can now say definitively kids, there will be a Buffy movie, but it won’t be what you wanted.
All reports are that Dollhouse has been renewed for next season. The news is that Fox approved a 13 week season, shorter episodes and Joss Whedon demonstrated he could run the show on a lower budget.
Supposedly there are other changes in the works as well. We’ll report as the news comes out.
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog that fans of Fox’s endangered Dollhouse shouldn’t lose hope: Despite crappy ratings, the show is still alive, and creator Joss Whedon pitched the network on his vision for season two late last week, with discussions between Fox and the studio about how to make the show work financially.
Joss Whedon still has hope that Dollhouse will be renewed. He’s pinning his hopes on the popularity of Prison Break.
“The question is, with a different lead-in, will anything change?” Whedon said in a group interview Wednesday in Hollywood before appearing on a Paley Festival panel about the show. “Will Prison Break be a worse match for us because it’s such a different show? Or will it be better because more people watch it? Do more people watch it? I don’t know what the numbers on Prison Break are. So there are a lot of X factors.”
Joss Whedon himself has shot down the Buffy movie rumors.
“Not gonna happen,” Whedon told reporters in Hollywood on Wednesday. “Not gonna happen. Until I gather the press and make a public announcement myself that it’s going to happen, never believe anything.”
Buck up, kiddies. There’s always the Buffy comics.
Do you miss Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Want something to look at besides your old Buffy DVDs and Kristy Swanson as the uber-hot slayer in the otherwise dumb Buffy movie? Well the rumor is that Sarah Michelle Gellar is in talks for a Buffy movie. No word on Joss Whedon’s involvement, but I imagine he would have to be involved for this to happen.