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Old November 24 2010, 04:33 AM   #91
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Re: Buffy TVS to be (ugh) Rebooted

I read up a bit on the writer - this 29 year old woman with no previous writing credits. She is quoted as saying she's a fan of the show, as she used to watch it in college, and is excited about rebooting it for modern times.
Wha ... are they even trying? Is this going to be like the A-Team reboot?
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Old November 24 2010, 04:38 AM   #92
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Excited to reboot it for "modern times?"

Because 2003 is like ancient history! WTF? Willow only has a crappy white MacBook?! I totally can't relate to that. In the reboot she will have an Android phone and research demons with her 4G connection!

Angel's Gipsy curse will be found on Jenny's Calendar's Facebook page instead of a floppy disc!
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Old November 24 2010, 04:43 AM   #93
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Re: Buffy TVS to be (ugh) Rebooted

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I just think it's rediculous because it's one of those things that's not nearly old enough to warrant a remake. It's like that talk about remaking The Crow.

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I am following the comics continuation, and while it would be great to have some sort of film/TV continuation of Joss's Buffyverse, there would be issues with anything involving Spike or Angel or other vampire characters... what with the whole "not aging" thing that is getting harder to sell with every passing year, which isn't much of a problem when you're watching them over seasons and getting used to it, but after a break of some 6-7 years... it would be a bit more obvious.
It seems like David Boreanaz has his hands full with Bones anyway. Meanwhile, James Marsters seems more than ready to leave Spike behind him. (I met him at this year's Phoenix ComicCon and he spent quite a bit of it slagging off on Joss Whedon and talking about how they never got along and that any new live action Buffy production would not involve Spike.)
They never got along? If that's how Joss treats actors he doesn't get along, I'm sure every actor would love to not get along with him! I have never had a chance to meet James (or anyone else from the show), but the impression I got from his interviews I've seen and read and fan reports, is that he seems a little... whimsical, and I wouldn't be surprised if he next changed his opinion 180 degrees. In his old interviews, he used to gush about how wonderful BtVS was and about his co-stars and writing and how great it was working on it. Maybe he's angry that Joss hasn't tried to give him a role on any of his other projects like Jane Espenson did, but same can be said for many of the other actors from Buffy/Angel.
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Old November 24 2010, 04:52 AM   #94
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Re: Buffy TVS to be (ugh) Rebooted

I suppose the modern times is referring to the actual original film and not the television series, even still it's not like 20 years ago was that long.
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Old November 24 2010, 04:55 AM   #95
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Yeah, I suppose. I've never watched the original film because I've heard nothing but crappy things.
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Old November 24 2010, 04:58 AM   #96
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The original film isn't soooooo bad but then it's not great either. The comic book "The Origin" pretty much gives a better depiction of what Joss's script would have been like without of all the problems he had with the movie. I can't even say the original movie is a guilty pleasure.
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Old November 24 2010, 05:29 AM   #97
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Excited to reboot it for "modern times?"

Because 2003 is like ancient history! WTF?
But the original movie, which is all the filmmakers have the rights to draw on, is from 1992.
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Old November 24 2010, 05:30 AM   #98
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But the original movie, which is all the filmmakers have the rights to draw on, is from 1992.
Scary. It's like the Dark Ages!
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Old November 24 2010, 05:35 AM   #99
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I pointed that out in my post.
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Old November 24 2010, 05:39 AM   #100
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- an appealing, not mousey-faced lead actress and
- film-length brevity
It's scarcely necessary for some bottom-feeders to make a movie based on an old TV show in order to find an abundance of both those things at the box office - and if you imagine that either lead actress or movie is likely to be at all remarkable in this case, you're very lightly informed.

Can't wait to see how they budget this turkey...hope they can afford lights.
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Old November 24 2010, 05:39 AM   #101
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Here's the article I was alluding to:

“...This is a completely new reboot. Tone is extremely important, and you want the audience to realize what is at stake and the peril is real, but at the same time what’s going on should be fun and inviting and keep everyone engaged. It needs to be relevant to today too, and that is what Whit has found a way to do.”
I think what they're saying is very logical and articulate. It also makes a lot of sense...or at least WOULD make a lot of sense IF IT WERE REFERRING TO SOMETHING OTHER THAN "BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER".

Yeah, that show sure is 'irrelevant' to today. I mean, think about it, those kids in the show didn't even have cell phones! What an archaic, hard-to-watch, badly aged fossil that show is!

It's insane how they praise Buffy for being timeless, then compare what they're doing to what Nolan is doing with Batman by bringing an old character to the big screen with a "vital new vision".
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Old November 24 2010, 05:40 AM   #102
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I pointed that out in my post.
And I replied. Are you competing or something?
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Old November 24 2010, 05:41 AM   #103
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No I was replying to Christopher who seemed to repeat what I already pointed out. Also it is amusing that they're rebooting a movie that no one really went to see or liked in the first place. Anderson is going to have to write something really special to make fans flock to see this film.
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Old November 24 2010, 06:29 PM   #104
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Too Much Fun wrote: View Post
Here's the article I was alluding to:

“...This is a completely new reboot. Tone is extremely important, and you want the audience to realize what is at stake and the peril is real, but at the same time what’s going on should be fun and inviting and keep everyone engaged. It needs to be relevant to today too, and that is what Whit has found a way to do.”
I think what they're saying is very logical and articulate. It also makes a lot of sense...or at least WOULD make a lot of sense IF IT WERE REFERRING TO SOMETHING OTHER THAN "BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER".

Yeah, that show sure is 'irrelevant' to today. I mean, think about it, those kids in the show didn't even have cell phones! What an archaic, hard-to-watch, badly aged fossil that show is!

It's insane how they praise Buffy for being timeless, then compare what they're doing to what Nolan is doing with Batman by bringing an old character to the big screen with a "vital new vision".
Am I the only one who can't get the link to work?
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Old November 24 2010, 06:36 PM   #105
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Sorry, I screwed up the link. Here it is again.
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