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03/19/13 8:10 PM
Murderingharpie wrote:I don't think it's unfortunate that some fans are not enthusiastic about a Xena movie. I feel that at this point a movie would not be the proper format to continue XWP with the same cast.
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xwpweb wrote:one, rob tapert has already said that he will not accept the fans money. two, he does not own the rights. three, it is not unfortunate that some fans don't want a movie—everyone is entitled to their belief on the movie.
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03/20/13 7:00 PM
Johnny wrote:Murderingharpie wrote:I don't think it's unfortunate that some fans are not enthusiastic about a Xena movie. I feel that at this point a movie would not be the proper format to continue XWP with the same cast. What other formats do you have in mind? If the original cast are in it, I would likely support it.
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03/22/13 9:58 AM
vanlord52 wrote:The miniseries format would be ideal to me. I think we throw the word "movie" around as a general term, because even if it were a feature-length film it would never be an A-list box office smash playing in local cinemas. It would entirely be made for us "the fans" in mind, and therefore it would have to be appropriately scaled. There are thousands of us, not millions. If a full length film was made it would be small budget, direct to video feature. I think everyone's feelings have varied and changed over the years, including Rob, Lucy, Universal Studios, and us; what it is going to boil down to is everyone having the same feeling at the same time. As I said previously in this thread I believe we are going to have our breaking point within the next couple of years, with a final verdict one way or the other. I have never given up hope, but I have always been logically doubtful to something taking of the ground. The last year or so I've begun to see new potential. To quote "aerips" in an earlier post in this thread, "I agree that there's probably a greater likelihood of a Xena movie now than in the past--but that's because I thought there was essentially no likelihood before, and that there is now a very small likelihood." That sums it up perfectly. Whether you're in support for a Xena revival or not, you can't deny that within the past year the ducks are in a row more than they've ever been.
Rob, or Universal for that matter, have said "no" on previous occasions, but what I think has riled everyone up lately is that the world is finding new ways to make things happen, which could make anyone involved have a change of heart. Also over the past 6 years it has been believed that the Xena trend is a dying thing, however it is not. I'm not sure how the traffic on the fandom websites reflects this, but people are constantly jumping on board the Xenatrain. Last winter a group of friends (boys and girls) who have been teasing me about being a XenaNut for years were all together at my house. I told them I had heard enough and until they knew what I was actually viewing and enjoying they had to shut up about it. We watched 8 hours of Xena that day. Guess what....they came back for more.I think the show was ahead of it's time, truly, with the nature of the stories- particularly if you view the series from the subtext point-of-view. If the show had been on now as opposed to the 1990s, I think it would have been a cultural smash, more than it already was. It did however come at the right time because it influenced television for the next 10 years (Charmed, Buffy, Alias, Veronica Mars, you name it), and entirely changed the face of female driven television shows, however it did all that from a subtext angle itself....it was a silent influence with due credit not being given. If that show was currently in Season 4 during the 2012-2013 TV season, I bet we'd be on the same scale as the Twilight fans.
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DellFrye wrote:Yes, unfortunately, in speaking to younger people at work (twenties), I find most of them have never even heard of Xena so I don't think it has what is needed for a huge theatrical movie.
I'm not sure anyone is interested in a big-screen movie. I think Rob Tapert is savvy enough to know that a Xena: Warrior Princess movie starring Lucy Lawless as Xena wouldn't make money at the theatres.
But, a small-screen movie is possible. Especially if NBC were wise enough to use it to boost interest in the "Xena" brand and a possible revival with some form of "passing the torch" between the original series and the reboot / continuation. Anyway, it's neither here nor there at the moment without more concrete information about what Rob Tapert or NBC are planning (if anything).
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