30 May 2009

In my research...

... about a possible Buffy movie, I got a little side-tracked. I did however find out this:

In an explosive Q&A conducted over e-mail, Whedon weighed in for the first time about the sure-to-be-hellacious Buffy reboot. What follows is a complete transcript of that interview...

What do you think about this Buffy movie they're making without you?
JOSS WHEDON: I hope it's cool.

Alright, so maybe I over-hyped our exchange a little bit.
(Full article here)

Still, saying "I hope it's cool" doesn't exactly confirm... or DENY anything. Hmmm.

Then, I found a rumour control post from April 09 at SciFi.com: "Not gonna happen [a Buffy movie]," Whedon told reporters in Hollywood on Wednesday. "Not gonna happen. Until I gather the press and make a public announcement myself that it's going to happen, never believe anything."

And now for the side-traction. Or maybe I segued, as this is on a Joss note:

1. Joss is working on a horror movie called 'Cabin in the Woods' (due 2010). It's going to put an unusal twist on the usual "cabin in the woods" horror movie scenario. Looks like a few familiar faces from Whedonverse will pop-up too.

2. Now that 'Terminator: Sarah Conor Chronicles' has been cancelled, Joss was asked whether he'd be asking Summer Glau to join the 'Dollhouse' cast. Response:

"If anybody thinks [bringing Summer onto Dollhouse] hasn't occurred to me already then they have not met me," he says. "I mentioned it to her before [SCC] was canceled. I was like, 'You know, we should get you in the 'house.' But first we have to come up with something that works." And casting her as a doll would not work, insists Whedon. "Summer would be perfect to play an active, but she's done that [type of role] a lot," he says. "I'd rather see her play someone who talks too much. The most fun I have is when I get somebody who's good and comfortable at doing something, and then I make them do something else. Summer said to me, 'I would like to play a normal girl before I die of extreme old age.' "

I know I'd like to see some more 'Firefly' castmates join Alan Tudyk!

3. Amy Acker in a pilot for a new TV show called 'Happy Town'... and it looks like ABC have picked this up! However, Joss has said he is reluctant to cast a new doctor for the Dollhouse - and that not every character is in every episode anyway.
Acker has always been quoted as a guest star anyway... hopefully we won't lose her from the show though, as her character is getting interesting.

((Old news, but obviously we are all doing the Dance of Joy as 'Dollhouse' has indeed been renewed for a second season. Yay!))

All of that eventually led me to this: 'Eastwick'. Seriously, it's a remake of the movie 'The Witches of Eastwick' (I do like this film; picked it up for $10 on DVD), but as a TV show. Really?? I guess I'll have to see the pilot before making any judgement. On the plus side I do like occult-type TV shows, so at least it has the whole dark/magic-thing working for it.

And, dude, a remake of 'V' (1984ish). There were movies and a mini-series. Now there is ABC's 'V: The Series' (2009). Starring many-a-familiar face (including Alan Tudyk!). From the preview I watched, it looks like it's trying to fill the void left by the latest 'Battlestar Galactica'.

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