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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot Gets Writer Whit Anderson 2010-11-23 06:30:00

Are You Excited For the New Buffy the Vampire Slayer Film?

We first reported on a possible Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot over a year ago, but there's an update, folks! The latest news on the project reveals that the film has found itself a writer — and nope, it's not Joss Whedon.

Before you toss your computer in disgust, hear me out. At work on the script is 29-year-old Whit Anderson, a writer and Buffy devotee who says she grew up watching the series. She will spin the cult favorite into a new version (much like Batman Begins did for Batman), while retaining the "touchstones" Whedon created.

Buffy Summers has always been one of my favorite characters, but that's largely due to Whedon's snarky dialogue and the pop culture references that made the TV show so sharp. Hopefully, Anderson will keep some of that intact to please fans. Do you have faith in the reboot?

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demarco11 demarco11 6 years
Are they really doing the same characters from the show, or is this a whole new take on Buffy?
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 6 years
Ditto, Elka. I just don't think you can do Buffy without Joss, SMG, or any of the characters/actors/writers who made the Buffyverse what it was. If you follow Angel/Buffy, you can tell when Joss was more involved with one show over the other; the dialogue sparkled more, and the stories were deeper. While I love much of the season 8 comic plot, the same thing is happening. Joss is so connected to the characters that without him, they feel like, well, Buffy Bots. Also interesting in this saga: the importance of knowing your rights, to make a far-reaching Clash allusion. Seems like Joss didn't have a great contract waaaay back in the Buffy movie days, and now he's lost control of some of his best characters. I feel bad because it sounds like Anderson is a fan, and what fan wouldn't want the chance to spin Buffy a new storyline? Plus, I'd love to see more female writers getting big jobs in Hollywood. But this is a lousy idea, and I can't imagine it'll actually be made. Even if it were, I think fans won't consider it TRUE Buffy. Now, a Fray movie... I could get behind that.
Elka-Karl Elka-Karl 6 years
Loved Joss's reaction statement to the news. He is the best!
xlightningboltx xlightningboltx 6 years
My expectations will be as low as possible. However, I am anxious and nervous as to how the film version of such a fabulous TV series will turn out to be.
esmerb esmerb 6 years
I am mad!!! Don't touch a classic just for $!!!
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
I agree demarco.....Sarah Michelle Gellar IS Buffy. no other actress could do her justice. The Buffy world that I love is the world Joss created. What is Buffy w/ the the Scoobies, Giles, Angel, and Spike???
demarco11 demarco11 6 years
It's not even just the lack of Whedon, but the entire world he created and the people who brought it to life. I know Kristy Swanson was the first, but Sarah Michelle Gellar is Buffy. I'm curious to see what happens, at the same time I wanna yell at them and ask what the hell they're thinking.
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