Duh: Joss Whedon passed on new 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' movie
But that doesn't mean that they didn't at least try to make the cinematic reboot a non-disaster. Before signing unknown scribe Whit Anderson to take care of the screenplay, The Hollywood Reporter says the project was pitched to "Buffy" creator Joss Whedon.
Naturally, Whedon said, "thanks, but no thanks" -- or, more likely, just "no thanks."
Whedon reportedly wanted to work on other projects -- like his upcoming adaptation of "The Avengers" -- but aren't there other reasons at play here? Whedon was not a fan of what happened with the original "Buffy" film, largely based on changes made by rightsholder and director Rubel Kuzui. It's why he pushed so hard to make the TV series.
And after getting 7 season to tell the story he wanted on television, and an eighth in comic book form, it's safe to assume the man has probably had enough of the character for a while.
Buffy would probably appreciate the rest, too.