This is why Joss Whedon can't make a new Buffy movie

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

We've been hoping for a big-screen Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie for years. And time and again the project has hit a roadblock. The latest reason you won't be seeing a new Buffy in your local theater anytime soon?

Apparently, it's High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens.

According to ShowbizSpy, Hudgens was being courted to co-star with Sarah Michelle Gellar in a theatrical reboot to the TV series, but the actress turned down the chance, as far as we can tell primarily because she believed Buffy was too old-school a vampire universe now that we all live in Stephenie Meyer's world.

"She felt that with Twilight still so massive Buffy would not be the best option right now," said one insider. "The idea was to have Sarah back but with Vanessa as a fresh, new character. The project has been shelved for now."

Has Twilight made Buffy appear so old-fashioned that it can't get off the ground without a High School Musical star? Can that possibly be? Say it ain't so!

What do you think?