Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Some interesting news coming out of the Atlas Entertainment camp. It appears as if fans (whether they want it or not) will soon be treated to a reboot of one of the most beloved fang-busting franchises ever, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
It’s ironic. The profession of horror journalism (or horror literature of filmmaking for that matter), at least for this writer, was initially and unsurprisingly inspired by my love of all things Halloween; yet, the subsequent October workload which has resulted often forces me to miss the simple trappings that launched my macabre interest in the first place.
Good news for fans of Joss Whedon's Buffyverse as Dark Horse Comics has announced that Angel will be returning to the Dark Horse stable in 2011, allowing Whedon’s vampire detective to continue his adventures in a new title running alongside Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine.
Season 8, yes, Season 8, of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is en route to DVD courtesy of Fox Home Entertainment.
It's been a while since we've gotten any new figures from the venerable Buffy the Vampire Slayer line of collectibles, but thanks to Sideshow, that's about to change as they've just announced a new maquette entitled "Throne of the Slayer".
Joss Whedon has done so much more than just work in the TV and film industry. He's created entire meticulous universes for his characters and fans to explore, and that's no easy task. Thankfully the man is about to get his due.
Most fans, including myself, were left feeling shortchanged and screaming for more when "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" went off the air after seven seasons. It was even worse when "Angel" got yanked, but that's a whole other can of worms. Season Eight in comic form never really did it for a huge percentage of the fanbase, but it looks like Whedon and company may have found a solution.
In a rare display of common sense, it seems that the powers that be behind the upcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer big screen remake tried extending an olive branch to creator Joss Whedon in the hopes of getting him involved in the project.
A remake of the original movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the popular television series it spawned or any of aspect the "Buffyverse" that show developed and does not involve Joss Whedon in any capacity? Now Sarah Michelle Geller really does have a reason to look perpetually glower.
It’s a rumor of a rumor for now, but is it possible we could be seeing a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie in the near future? According to Moviehole, page 51 of the Aussie Hearld-Sun newspaper has an interesting bit about that very subject. It reads like this;
Wondering who took home the gold and can't wait for the broadcast?!? We've got you covered! Get ready for the spoilers!
Back in 2002 when “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” was nearing the end of its run on TV, creator Joss Whedon and Jeff Loeb began work on an animated series that would expand the Buffyverse and take place sometime during the show's first or second season.
Finally, some good news for Joss Whedon fans who are sick of hearing about him only doing comic books or discussing superhero films that won’t be made anytime soon.
The folks over at Entertainment Weekly have posted one seriously bitchin' article on all things Joss Whedon, providing, among many exclusives, a sneak peak at "Buffy: Season Eight", which the man is currently writing as a comic book series.