Joss Whedon's New Movie Script Gets Greenlit!

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  1. othervoice1

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    From Fearnet.com:
    I have no idea what it is about but im interested. Ill also be checking out his new series this fall with Eliza Dushku..
     
  2. Rockmjd

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    Without knowing anything about it, I give this movie 10/10 and best-ever status.
     
  3. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    If Whedon's name is on it, I'm there whether it be TV, Movies or comics! The guy writes gold!
     
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    I must be the only person on the planet that is unimpressed with Whedon. I guess his stuff is alright, I just don't like cotton candy.
     
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    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    Everyone has their own opinion Dirkwu! I think he creates incredible stories and writes complex and memorable characters that evolve over time (when his shows or comics get a chance to evolve!).
     
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    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    I've only ever seen the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. And count me as one of the people (few I imagine) that thinks it's crap. If I was ever going to believe Buffy's life and everything she and her team and friends and family (etc.) went through was so extreme... then, why is it padded with one-liners and trendy music and everyone wearing stupid trendy clothing and the awful costumes (people wearing stupid latex and masks)? I admit, sometimes it was kind of engulfing. I understand why it has a following. But without Spike and Willow - that show would be nothing.

    And then, well the fact that he hates the Kristy Swanson 1992 movie just cinches this - the guy's a hack.
     
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    I feel the same way about Buffy - I watched a few episodes and it didn't impress me at all. Sarah Michelle Gellar does absolutely nothing for me. The Kristy Swanson movie was much, much more entertaining. Firefly was actually a somewhat brilliant show, but at the same time I can certainly see why it was canceled.

    So I guess you can count me as "vaguely interested".
     
  8. othervoice1

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    Blasphemy!!! One of the greatest television series of all time- it had everything working against it- a failed and not very good movie, an unattractive premise for the masses, ect and yet it became huge. This television show has almost as much merchandise as the Star Wars franchise people! Not to mention Angel spun off this series and lasted 5 season on its own as well. I love how it all felt like one really long story- it would bring up things from old seasons and each season worked on its own but you enjoyed it that much more cuz all the seasons together formed one story. Anyways my favorite show of all time but I realize not everyone likes the same thing- I thought seasons 1-5 were awesome- season 6 was still very good but not quite the same level- and season 7 went down a notch and probably showed it was time to let it end. But it lives on in comics.....
     
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    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    I'm with you!!
     
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    I hate when writers and directors who have no experience with horror try to jump on the bandwagon, since horror is so popular these days. The studios jump at the chance at these PG13 garbage because it makes them a ton of cash.

    Coming from the writer of Cloverfield doesn't sound good since I hated that movie. I've never watched Buffy, so I can't comment on that, but I did barely get through Serenity. Other than Summer Glau, (who was really good in it) the whole thing was generic SciFi. I kept hearing how great he is with dialog, well he ain't no Tarantino, that's for sure.
     
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    Trust me, the same thing goes with R-rated movies these days.


    I strongly disagree. And I mean that with every fiber of my being, every inch of my heart, every glimpse of my soul.


    Well, it's not "The Godfather" very-good (though I fucking hate The Godfather). But it's one of the 20 most fun movies I've ever seen. I had an absolute blast with it.


    Are you kidding me? Who didn't know Sarah Michelle Gellar was going to be a huge star? She's pretty, thin, and blond. Everyone knows how easy it is to arouse 13 year old boys! Look at the formula - picture perfect teen-looking cast (Party of Five, Beverly Hills 90210), 10 one-liners every minute (every sitcom of the last 25 years!), brainless scripts (sorry, but I like some farily simple-minded stuff myself and even this show embarrassed me) driven by wholly-cliched relationship talk and lame fight scenes, cute English-accented Heartthrob (paging the Bond films, how old do you really think those girls who talk constantly about Sean Connery were when they fell in love with him?)... There's more, but that show hurt my head so much, I tried not to watch it as much as possible.

    Maybe I'm being unfair to the series. Maybe people just liked it because of what made it bad.
     
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    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    Are you kidding me? Do you know how many starlets there are in Hollywood who are pretty, thin, and blond? Being that way doesn't automatically make you a star. In fact, it's probably harder to stand out from the crowd. I think you actually need a decent show/movie to help you become a star. Well...maybe not decent, but something that captures the viewing audience's attention. SMG lucked out that Buffy ended up doing so well.


    What did it do? Ambush you and make you watch it? It's pretty easy not to watch a TV show. :p

    Anyway, even though I loved the show, I do agree with you that the fight scenes were usually lame. I quite often got bored with them and wanted the fight to end so we could get back to the storyline.

    Also people, stop putting down the movie!! It was a ton o' fun!
     
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    If you liked the movie, you're okay by me.
     
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    I always liked the movie. It's not perfect but it is fun. However, if you ever get the chance to read Whedon's original screenplay, you'll see why he was so disappointed with the film version. And, for the record, he's never stated that the movie was bad, just that it wasn't the movie he had in mind when he wrote the screenplay. He held no grudge against the producers or the director (in fact, Fran Rubel Kuzui and Kaz Kuzui would later go on to produce the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series). He doesn't even seem to hold a grudge against Twentieth Century Fox (who was ultimately responsible for butchering his original screenplay), as they produced the TV series, as well as Angel, Firefly and the upcoming Dollhouse. The Kuzuis and Fox had their chance to make Buffy their own and now he wanted his chance. It was the mere fact that I liked the movie that got me interested in the show. But, I can tell no lies, the show is vastly superior to the movie. If you don't like it, that's fine, I get that. I have a friend who goes in to a frenzy at the very mention of the series. For me, though, the show was a perfect mix of great characters, wonderful dialogue, good action (some good, some bad but always great when Whedon directed), humor that worked, scares (Hush rocks) and a great use of metaphors. You don't have to agree. That's just my opinion. The first three seasons are the best (with Season Two being my favorite season) and the fourth and fifth seasons had their ups and downs but were, overall, pretty excellent. I'm in the minority that LOVED the sixth season, for it's darkness and despair. The seventh season's definitely the weakest, with most of the season filled with Buffy "speechifying" and the antics of the annoying "Slayerettes." Still, on multiple viewings it's not as bad as I once thought. Plus, once the always awesome Nathan Fillion showed up as Caleb, the season rocked and ended with one of the series' best episodes, Chosen. I actually think Angel was a better show. It was more adult and mature and, unlike Buffy, it actually got better each season, with the final season being its strongest (in my opinion). Firefly is still my favorite Whedon series though, even though it only had 13 episodes. And, Serenity is amazing. As has been mentioned by othervoice1 and Shannafey, I'd watch anything that Whedon puts his touch on at this point. He's been talking about Cabin in the Woods for awhile now so it's nice to see that it's actually getting off the ground. He's usually got so many projects in the air (comics, TV, movies) that most of his ideas never reach fruition (where the hell is Goner?) and others fall apart over creative differences (Wonder Woman anyone?). I loved Cloverfield and I'm a Drew Goddard fan from his work on Buffy, Alias and Lost, not to mention the Buffy comics, so I'm excited about this one. I know that Whedon has expressed his disinterest in the "torture porn" movies of the past few years so I have hope that this one will be more scary and less focused on gore for gore's sake. Still, I do hope that they take the R-Rated route but I can easily see this going PG-13 as well. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
     
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    A film not turning out the way you originally wrote it & wanted it to = you are a hack?
     
  16. 4Gotten1

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    Whedon is a terrific writer, so i'm inclined to believe they'll have good ground to work with; but what they do with it could be a whole different ball game. Sounds semi-exciting to me.
     

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