Sarah's Cinema Musings: When A Remake Is Redundant
Two upcoming examples currently infuriating past and present followers of these cult realms are 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Battlestar Galactica'. No, I am not a decade behind, this isn't about the Joss Whedon take on 'Buffy' or the 2004 'BSG' series. If you research the 'Buffy remake' on an internet search engine you will not find articles discussing Whedon's remake, but instead the May 2009 information release of a possible 'Buffy' feature film; considered by Whedon fans to be a remake. Vertigo Entertainment is behind it all, bringing back the original film's director, Fran Rubel Kuzui, and her husband, Kaz Kuzui. Most of the articles discussing this disaster in the works, as sections of Whedonites are calling it, are negative. With Whedon on the fringe of this Vertigo news, will fans actually be interested? The company, as many including myself view this decision, is trying to capitalize on the recent vampire obsession in film and TV.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer © Twentieth Century Fox
There is hope yet. This weekend, 'District 9' opened in the US and took the lead of the box office, coming in at a reported $37 million- besting 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' and the rest of the lineup. 'District 9', a completely original project that was protected from being gobbled up and narratively mangled by a major studio, had a low budget, and a completely unknown cast. Do you think productions like 'District 9' could save a portion of original narratives coming from inventive filmmakers?
Story by Sarah Lafferty
Starpulse contributing writer
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