Rumor: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Back on the Big Screen?
Didn't we already get enough big screen Buffy in 1992? Before "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" became the hit TV show, it was first a movie starring Kristy Swanson and Paul Reubens. With the recent $80 million success of Twilight, apparently Hollywood is interested in digging up everything vampire related it can. And because they never do anything original, it's back to franchises we all know, like "Buffy." Australia's Herald-Sun newspaper (via Moviehole) claims that Joss Whedon already has a script ready to go and is waiting for a studio to commit. Didn't we learn not to trust rumors like this with Serenity 2?
Honestly, I wouldn't take this rumor too seriously if I were you. There's no real source of the rumor and it seems like nothing more than a way of hyping up Joss Whedon, since he's been striking out recently. I'm sure some Hollywood studios are looking at more vampire projects, but I feel like it has become increasingly cliché to say that every time something becomes overly successful, Hollywood immediately jumps on similar ideas just like it. In reality, it works on a case-by-case basis and is never guaranteed. I think this time they're quite wrong - I really doubt we'll ever see another "Buffy" movie whether you like it or not.
However, I do know that there is still a strong "Buffy" following that probably would make another movie at least a mild success. How many of you would want to actually see this happen?