Thursday, April 9, 2009

Buffy movie?

According to some reports Sarah Michelle Gellar is reportedly in talks to reprise her role as Buffy the Vampire Slayer – this time for a movie. Some elusive “source” is quoted saying:

"There is an idea for a script and to pick the story up with Buffy older and maybe even a mother.
"Michelle is busy with movie projects at the moment but she is excited about the idea. Buffy still has a huge fan-base so this is a movie that already has an audience.
"Michelle is a shrewd businesswoman so the chances are this will happen at some point."

Sadly I think this is a bad hoax or a late april fools thing. But most likely it is Sarah’s manager trying to fridge on the Buffy thing in order to promote Sarah and make her more “out there” again. Firstly these kinds of romurs florish all the time on this or that movie or tv-series. Secondly Joss Whedon would be asked about this before someone can even think about doing something. And lastly there is already a continuation in the form of comic books and it will be very hard to ignore those so the only way to really make this potential movie is to focus on the road between Sunnydale colapsing in the last TV-episode and were the comics are today. If they are not thinking of doing some bad Dallas impression with Buffy waking up in the shower… And with this and other things comes the problem with casting. With many of the cast members starting to be and, in some cases, look old, this is something that is hard to put together. And a baby!? Come on. I would love to see a movie, but if it is not a great idea behind it, let it be. We shall not smudge the series.
Easier then to make more movies about Firefly/Serenity or some continuation within the buffyverse but with a new crew and an other storyline. One of these I hope comes soon.

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