So, I am pretty sure this will go over like a fart in church:
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the rights holders of Buffy the Vampire Slayer — which began as the 1992 crapmound film starring Kristy Swanson and was later transformed by writer Joss Whedon into one of the touchstone TV series of the last 25 years — are planning a remake/relaunch. Now, fans of the Buffyverse have been clamoring for a feature extension ever since the show’s end in 2003; and they’ve made the Whedon-overseen comic books best sellers. Whedon has long been the hand on the wheel of the Buffy franchise, and his cultish fanbase are legion.
That raucous sound you hear is that fanbase currently consulting an engineer to figure out exactly how to support all of the hell they’re gonna raise. Because — get this — Whedon isn’t involved. AT ALL.
Yeah, that sounds like a sure fire way to make a successful movie. Just thumb your nose at the source that made the series successful and wildly popular. The brains behind the reason that the series is still so popular today. Let’s take a moment to remember how the first Buffy movie went down the shitter after Whedon washed his hands of it and walked away while the forces behind it twisted it from his brain child into the thing you only watch if you need to do an episode of MST3K.
No way that is going affect how the movie is received. Nah.
You can’t bring everything back from the dead and expect fans to embrace it. There is no box big enough for this one.