In November of last year, Atlas and Warner Bros. officially announced that they were working on a reboot of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise and would be producing a new feature film.

Sara Michelle Gellar is the latest to give her thoughts on the reboot, and her comments will definitely add weight to the negative reaction from fans and other cast members.

Although there was some confusion after the initial announcement, Joss Whedon was reportedly approached about working on the new film, but was unable to participate due to his commitments to The Avengers and they decided to continue on with out him. In a previously released statement, he had the following to say:

"I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death.  But, you know, AFTER.  I don’t love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I’m also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly."

Some of the other Buffy cast members had commented, expressing their disappointment in the reboot announcement, but Sarah Michelle Gellar hadn't officially spoken about the project until now. When the topic was brought up during a recent interview in Orlando, she finally spoke her mind:

"I think it's a horrible idea. To try to do a Buffy without Joss Whedon, I mean that's, like, honestly, to be incredibly non-eloquent... that's the dumbest idea I've ever heard."

The project is still moving forward, but you have to wonder if the negative reaction from cast members and fans is going to halt plans for this movie. Maybe if they are trying to target a more general audience or the Twilight crowd, they think they can take a hit like this, but to not involve Whedon creatively cuts out most of the built-in audience this movie would have. [Thanks blastr]