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January 30 2009

IGN's Top 10 Anticipated TV-to-Film Adaptions. Our favourite slayer ranks pretty highly on IGN's list of most wanted movie adaptions.

They mention the recent rumours suggesting an impending Buffy movie, but that seems to be hopeful optimism on their part.

This is Top 10 Anticipated movies, anticipating a Buffy movie is like anticipating winning the lottery - sure it could happen but you're probably better off not pre-ordering that Ferrari quite yet.
A new Buffy flick would be unique in that the show was itself based on a movie.

Hmm, apart from Stargate. Only slightly unique then ;).

(and though it's not exactly top of my wish-list, does anyone else think they might be throwing the baby out with the A-Team bathwater a little bit ? Gritty, contemporary etc. doesn't exactly scream the essence of the show)
I think the Stargate films were tv things and the Buffy one would have a cinematic release. Or is there going to be a cinematic released Stargate film?

I would really like to see Pushing Daisies, Veronica Mars and Arrested Development, so it's nice to see two out of three happening seems atleast kinda likely.
As much as I know there's no reason to think it's going to happen until it comes from Joss himself, I can't help but get excited at speculations concerning a Buffy movie. I want more Buffy!

Also, gotta say I'm curious about the He-Man and Thundercats movies.
A new Buffy flick would be unique in that the show was itself based on a movie.

Terminator has also gone Movie-TV-Movie, though the new movies aren't exactly based on the TV version.
Groosalugg, Or is there going to be a cinematic released Stargate film? As Saje pointed out there already was one in '94 with Kurt Russel and James Spader that kicked off the franchise.
That feels like a filler piece to me. I was also tickled by Veronica Mars' info, which read: "Status: Rumored. Release Date: June 26, 2009"

hehe. oh, lowered journalistic expectations. its nice to meet you.
Agreed. It's a pretty odd list, that's for sure. For every quality entry there's a head scratching one to match. I still figure any list from a mainstream website that demands a Buffy movie has to have some merit, right?
I think the Stargate films were tv things and the Buffy one would have a cinematic release. Or is there going to be a cinematic released Stargate film?

They've been more D2DVD (and also broadcast) but not cinema released, no. A film is a film though, it's no less a film because of where it first appeared and the article didn't specify that the Buffy situation was unique because it went cinema-TV-cinema.

Of course, the key point is, it's all totally academic anyway - as far as we know there's absolutely no prospect of a Buffy movie happening in the forseeable future or even, as things currently stand, at all.
Since I am not a SMG fan, the movie would have to have James Marsters in it to get my money. OH YES would just love to see more of SPIKE. And to have a finish to Veronica Mars would be great as long as Jason Dohring was Logan. I have read that the Numb3rs show that James is in will air CBS Feb 13, same day Dollhouse starts on Fox.
I'm looking forward to a slew of dark, gritty and r-rated superhero movies after Watchmen crushes at the box office. I'm predicting a record breaking showing and it will precipitate something like an Powers or The Boys movie being made.

Personally, my fanboy favorite has to be Astro City. AC would really make for a fantastic movie b/c it could be approached from so many different angles.

And btw Saje--I'm constantly anticipating winning the lottery.
anticipating a Buffy movie is like anticipating winning the lottery

I view it as fleeting as being hit by lightning, finding a four-leaf clover or the leprechaun's pot of gold. Really wish these rumors would go away already stop being promulgated.
I get the idea that a Buffy movie is out of the question. But I'd thrill to a Spike and Dru movie, and maybe that would be easier to arrange?
I would love to see a Buffy movie with the TV characters. I own the original Buffy movie for hobby reasons, but I didn't really like it. I totally agree that James Marsters being in a movie as Spike would be great, I just hope that if the movie does happen, it doesn't happen so late that James Marsters won't want to do it. As far as Buffy on Broadway is concerned, I'm sure Joss could pull it off, but it doesn't sound like the best idea in theory.
But I'd thrill to a Spike and Dru movie, and maybe that would be easier to arrange?
Maybe easier to get the actors, but probably harder to get greenlit.
So glad the "Veronica Mars" movie is #1. If it ever gets greenlit, I will go crazy. That is a movie I need more than any other movie, ever.
A new Buffy flick would be unique in that the show was itself based on a movie.


Terminator has also gone Movie-TV-Movie, though the new movies aren't exactly based on the TV version.


Highlander would be another example, since Adrian Paul even starred in Endgame.
If they're gonna do a Buffy movie the main actors of Buffy and Angel have to be there!
I guess this is blasphemy, but frankly, I'm happy with the comics. A movie would have actors WAY older than they are supposed to be (vampires aren't supposed to age, and Angel is already WAY older than when he first appeared), and throw out the comic continuity, almost certainly.

The best I think would be a movie in the Buffyverse, but without the main characters. But I have a feeling that wouldn't be greenlit, or a very popular choice.

Also, the majority of those movies seem horrible. He-Man? Really? Thundercats?

Then again mabye I'm a bit disillusioned with the TV to movie thing recently, since they cast the always horrid Keanu Reeves to play Spike (no, a different Spike) in the Cowboy Bebop movie.

[ edited by SteppeMerc on 2009-01-30 20:12 ]
I am not sure about Thundercats. It would probably end up looking like Cats the musical.

It was shown that the He-man look could be done on the big screen and with live actors in the 80s. The Eternia stuff looked great in my opinion even if the film sucked. With CGI it could look even better (especially Skelator). The problem was with the script, the directing, and that most of the movie was not in Eternia but on lame old Earth! :(

I just hope the Gi-Joe movie doesn't suck so bad that it ruins the franchise like the He-man movie did. In fact the old Gi-Joe movie was actually cancelled for wide release because He-Man bombed so bad. Probably for the best though since so many people hated Cobra La.

I think Buffy had a nice ending to the story and is not in need of a movie. I would so go for another Serenity movie though. I know Joss already has a plan for it and it involves the entire cast, even the dead ones. An Angel movie would be nice too even though we have a great comic series to wrap up that story arc.

[ edited by Jaynes Hat on 2009-01-30 20:38 ]
I'm happy with the comics. A movie would have actors WAY older than they are supposed to be (vampires aren't supposed to age, and Angel is already WAY older than when he first appeared), and throw out the comic continuity, almost certainly.


Yes, But in the comics Angel did , so he could have aged during that time period. It could even be explained that he aged more than he should have because had a side effect of aging.
Just a thought.

[ edited by Jaynes Hat on 2009-01-30 20:48 ]
Maybe *not wanting* a Buffy movie is blasphemy, but I kind of agree with SteppeMerc in being happy with the comix.. Of course a little bit of me always giggles at the thought of a new Buffy movie, with the original cast of course..BUT..the comix are good..the original cast will not really do it and we know that..plus the aging thing is true.. So I sometimes just wish they'd stop rumor this movie, or promising us that we're gonna win the lottery, and let us deal...

And read season 8 and AtF...
*makes first comment ever!*

I don't know what you all are talking about David Boreanaz aging. I don't think he's aged much AT ALL between the end of Angel and the current date... just my opinion, hehe. And personally, if there's an opportunity to see FRESH SHINY NEW BUFFY I'm going to flip even if SMG is using a walker.

So I am fully praying to hit the lottery, even if the comic books are pretty rad. *fingers crossed*
I'm of two minds on this. On the one hand it would be too much fun to see a buffy movie written and directed by Joss with everone from the show back. But on the other hand I don't think a Buffy movie is necessary or particularly likely anytime soon.

So as a compromise I'm going to throw out there the idea of a Fray movie.

I also agree with Ides about Boreanaz. I don't think he looks any older in recent episodes of Bones than he did at the end of Angel.
I agree, Boreanaz looks if anything more in shape now than at the end of Angel. But if you compare season 1 to season 4 for example... well lets just say I never realized blood was so fattening.
I'm happy that there are still discussions and rumors about a Buffy movie. I know it's not likely, but I'm still hopeful. Rumors make me just a wee bit more hopeful.

No interest in Serenity or Fray for me. I know, shock, suprise. But I would love a Buffy movie. I have enjoyed the comic but they are no way even close to live actors creating the magic.

Although it would be nice I don't really need Angel to be in it, because he wasn't really part of Buffy's world anymore, but I would absolutely need Spike.
Welcome Ides!

And personally, if there's an opportunity to see FRESH SHINY NEW BUFFY I'm going to flip even if SMG is using a walker.

This just made me tilt my head back and bark with laughter. I am now filled with pleasant imagery of Sarah flipping through the air, walker and all, just to smash it on a vamp's head. Then she goes for her crochet needles (wooden for some reason) and knits stabs him in the heart. Final shot: reveal of her sharp Buffy eyes and a teethless smile. :)

I agree, Boreanaz looks if anything more in shape now than at the end of Angel. But if you compare season 1 to season 4 for example... well lets just say I never realized blood was so fattening.

I would say that David is as fit as he was in Buffy season 1, but the skin tone is different. (I believe part of that "fattening blood" was due to a knee injury and he couldn't exercise like he used to for a couple of years.) DB no longer "glows"; he's developed in to the rugged-man type, not porcelain and boyish vampire flesh. Seriously though, his humor and range would be enough to make me drool for a movie. Screw the aging crap. Talent is talent.

So glad the "Veronica Mars" movie is #1. If it ever gets greenlit, I will go crazy. That is a movie I need more than any other movie, ever.

You and me both, patxshand. We can skip hand-in-hand to the cinema on opening day. I think I'm zealous about this one (compared to Buffy) because it seems more official. The bitch will be back. ;)

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