Buffy Movie Slain
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
creator Joss Whedon has absolutely no interest in taking his hit
TV franchise to the big screen- not yet, anyway.
The acclaimed auteur-
whose 1992 Buffy film starring Kristy Swanson was slayed
by critics and moviegoers alike (and reportedly bore little resemblance
to his original vision)- admits that he'd stake himself through the heart
before undertaking such a project.
"I don't believe that
I could give a movie the kind of attention that I would want to while the
series is in production," Whedon tells TV Guide Online. "Not that it wouldn't
be fun, but 22 [episodes] a year is plenty. It would have to be after the
show [ends], à la Star Trek, in the future."
Although Whedon does acknowledge
that the idea of a Buffy film frequently is talked about, he insists that
when and if it happens, it's going to be done right. "I'm not going to
slap something together and put it on a movie screen," he says. "If I make
a movie of Buffy, it's going to be because I have a story that can't
be told on television."
As it is, Whedon believes
that his Buffy cast would bear their fangs at the mere mention of
a film version. "I doubt very much that all of my actors would want to
be playing these parts on their hiatus when they're already playing them
10 months out of the year."