Buffy Stakes a Reboot Sans Joss Whedon

Whit Anderson (pictured) grew up religiously watching Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Series. Now the 29-year old scribe holds the fate of Buffy’s future in her hands.

Warner Bros. has hired Anderson to write a new big-screen adaptation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that will completely reboot the character and potentially start a new franchise without the involvement of Joss Whedon, the original series creator who is busy working on Marvel’s The Avengers. This decision squashes all hope from some Buffy supporters that either the previous big-screen version or seven-year television show would be revived.

Anderson’s story is already in place and was found compelling enough by The Dark Knight and Batman Begins producer Charles Roven that his Atlas Entertainment signed on to produce. If the script comes together and there are no roadblocks, Buffy could be searching for a director and lead actress sometime next year.

Why Buffy, why now? As the Twilight Saga winds down with the first part of the final installment Breaking Dawn opening next November, its exit will leave a gaping hole in the “emo-vampire” genre that has proven to draw huge female teenage audiences. Buffy could be ready to roll out with a recognizable name and potentially recognizable young cast as Twilight fans bid farewell to Bella and Edward and look elsewhere to aim their crushes and fantasies.

Source: Hero Complex

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