Crazy idea du jour: Buffy without Whedon?

Buffy: The Original Flavor

Fran Rubel Kuzui and Kaz Kuzui, who you may remember as the executive producers from the the Buffy and Angel credits, are looking into relaunching the Buffy franchise with another movie. Without Joss Whedon. No, seriously:

The new “Buffy” film, however, would have no connection to the TV series, nor would it use popular supporting characters like Angel, Willow, Xander or Spike. Vertigo and Kuzui are looking to restart the story line without trampling on the beloved existing universe created by Whedon, putting the parties in a similar situation faced by Paramount, J.J. Abrams and his crew when relaunching “Star Trek.”

Uhh… Yeah. Say what you will about Whedon, but the only reason anyone actually remembers that movie is the TV show. What can a Whedonless relaunch/remake do but piss off his base (aka the core of your possible audience) and ignite lots of internet ire?

…It’s totally going to happen, isn’t it?

UPDATE: Whedon’s response.

Tidbits from the sci-fi world…

Some little bits from the world of genre:

Joss Whedon Was My Crocheter Once

Back in December, Joss Whedon was interviewed by Kim Werker of Crochet Me.  They discussed his thoughts on what he describes as the ‘desperate rivalry between knitters and crocheters’, why crafters should watch Firefly, his secret past as a crocheter and knitter, and of course the ever popular Jayne Hat.

How did Kim score the interview?  By getting the entire geekcraft community to shout for his attention, of course.

Dr. Horrible, The Dark Knight, and Heroes rack up People’s Choice Awards

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog has won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Online Sensation, in the 35th Annual People’s Choice Awards, beating out other such online sensations as “Paris Hilton’s response to McCain ad”. In the other geeky categories, Heroes nabbed the spot for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman got favorite superhero, and Christian and Heath beat out Harrison and Shia for Favorite On Screen Match Up. The Dark Knight beat out Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Iron Man for both favorite movie and favorite action movie.

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