So apparently they want to possibly do another BtVS movie because of the success of the Star Trek movie. I’m not entirely certain Star Trek is the best analogy to use against BtVS since that franchise has lasted far longer and it’s fan-base does very much surpass Whedon’s but I’m not one to quibble.
I know a lot of fans are up in arms because it wouldn’t have Whedon’s stamp of approval, but can we all stop and actually look at what has Whedon’s stamp of approval lately? I mean the comics are absolutely horrible and Dollhouse makes me cringe just thinking about it.
I’m all for a remake if they actually completely split from the television show canon. According to the websites that have reported it they want to do a darker version of BtVS which was also Whedon’s dream once upon a time. According to interviews the original movie script wasn’t using the metaphor of high school is hell, Whedon came up with that later, and the original movie was meant to be a horror movie.
I am all for a darker version of BtVS, but if they go the campy comedy route again I’ll probably cringe like I do during Dollhouse. I am very worried it will turn into Twilight-lite and then I’d be even more upset. *shudders* Though I’m pretty sure I’ll support this idea until it dies a slow painful death out in Hollywood or becomes a movie of one kind or another. I can’t wish it to fail just because Whedon isn’t the one behind the wheel, because then I’d have to wish all fanfiction to fail because well… that’s the same concept. ;)