Anthony Head

Anthony Head

Anthony Head will refuse to watch the new movie spin-off of hit U.S. show Buffy the Vampire Slayer - because the first big screen Buffy outing was such a disaster.

It would be madness to do (the movie) without Whedon. It may be a bit like watching a car wreck

The franchise began with the 1992 film of the same name, starring Kristy Swanson, and subsequently spawned the small screen series with Sarah Michelle Gellar in the lead role and Head playing her mentor Rupert Giles.

The cult TV show came to an end in 2003 but is set to be rebooted with a new film featuring a brand new vampire slayer.

But Head, who was a big fan of the show's lead writer Joss Whedon and his storylines, is adamant he won't be supporting the movie - because Whedon's script for the first picture was changed beyond all recognition by director Fran Rubel Kuzui

He says, "I wouldn’t want to see it, no. The Kuzuis didn’t do a great job on the movie the first time around.

"It was Joss’ script at the age of 19, but they changed a lot of it. They said, ‘Look, we know best and we know how to make this movie,’ and it became quite schlocky and high camp. 

"It would be madness to do (the movie) without Whedon. It may be a bit like watching a car wreck."

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