Saturday, June 13, 2009

More "Megan Fox, to Buffy or not to Buffy?"

"Buffy" waits for Angel or Spike or Xander or Giles (take your pick) in the library.

This is total fluff but Perez is spreading it around now like an STD, so I guess we'll address it...but there's really not much to address. I mean, we already knew this whole "Megan Fox as Buffy" bizniz was a rumor. So, the fact that the producer of the Whedonless Buffy movie (Roy Lee of Vertigo, not the Kuzuis) says it's a rumor, but also doesn't deny it,  just seems like more fan-torture simply for PR sake.

IGN's exact quote from Lee was:"The rumors of Megan Fox being involved with Buffy are just rumors. As with any film project with a female lead under the age of 30, Megan is the actress that most studios want so it is no surprise her name is mentioned. While I think she would be great for our project, we are still in the early stages of developing the script."

Oh, I didn't realize that Roy Lee was the exec producer/producer of The Grudg, The Grudge 2, and Possession - all starring our very own SMG. Hmm, the plot thickens.

1 comment:

Dalton said...

I sincerely hope the jive ass turkeys putting this flick together have the intelligence enough to know how much we love the series cast.

There are more vampire plots out there than you can shake a stick at, and the last thing we need or want now is a collective slap in the face by excluding the series cast from the upcoming reboot.

I swear I don't understand the rationale behind this impending idiocy. It makes no dadgum sense whatsoever. A reboot without the interconnectedness and interdependencies of the series cast is a total friggin' waste of time. Without them, any attempt at a Buffy resurrection is just an attempt to make money for the corporate goonbas who either have no idea what Buffy is all about or simply don't care, but instead want to suck it dry.

What the hell, man. It'd be like if they changed the entire crew of the Enterprise for the very first Star Trek movie. That'd have gone over real well. Plus, the Enterprise crew must have been in their late 50s, early 60s, when The Undiscovered Country was made. Actually, Shatner and Nimoy were both 60.

And now those making the new Buffy movie are telling us they want to change the crew after years and countless hours of watching and rewatching BVS? They want to change in a couple hours what took years to sow? They want to rewire our emotional attachments into an appreciation for franchise longevity minus the heart and soul of BVS? I don't think so. They won't get a dime from me....