^ The difference is that the movie was crap and didn't represent JW's original vision. The tv series was brilliant and did represent his vision. He was putting right what had gone wrong. No such justification can be offered for this reboot. It was a brave step, to pitch a tv series off the back of a financial and critical flop of a movie. Even those who hadn't heard of the movie might also have been put off by the name. However, the current decision is simply a way of (a) cashing in on the name, which now has a good deal of brand recognition and (b) cashing in on the current craze for vampires - which in many ways is down to Twilight, a neutered, toothless, bloodless, (puns intended) watered down version of BTVS.