For the love of all that is holy, I wish this was just a rumor, but it has actually been confirmed that there will be a movie reboot of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed that they are the ones developing this reboot along with Atlas Entertainment. Charles Roven, who produced Batman Begins, is heading up the operation. So far it seems like Joss Whedon has nothing to do with the reboot and the writer of the script is Whit Anderson who is relatively unknown in the business so far.
This is what Roven had to say for himself:
“Whit approached us with an exciting idea about how to update Buffy,” said Roven. “There is an active fan base eagerly awaiting this character’s return to the big screen. We’re thrilled to team up with Doug and Roy on a re-imagining of Buffy and the world she inhabits. Details of the film are being kept under wraps, but I can say while this is not your high school Buffy, she’ll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be.”
As a Buffy fan I can say that yes, there is an active fan base and maybe some of us were awaiting this character’s return to big screen. Including me. BUT, we were looking forward to seeing a Buffy movie made using the television characters, as a continuation of the show to wrap things up a la Sex In The City. Not an entirely different perspective. Why change something that obviously works?
I loved the Buffy movie when it first came out. Come on, who didn’t love Paul Reubens as a cheesy vampire with the longest death scene ever? But when the show came out I was a complete convert and I watched every single episode the NIGHT it aired. (Except first season. First season kinda sucked. Pun intended.) Buffy will not be the same without her motley crew of Giles, Willow, Xander, Spike and maybe sometimes Anya. If this newbie writer plans to use those characters, they wont be the same without the actors who originally portrayed them. Can you picture ANYONE else besides Alyson Hannigan playing Willow? Please!
Anyone wanna start a petition with me? Not that it would do any good, they’ll just rape my teen years with a huge strap-on and laugh while I cry about it, I suppose. But at least so we can say we tried!?