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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Remake Staking Its Way to the Big Screen

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.

Atlas Entertainment announced today it is rebooting the franchise with Warner Bros. Pictures. Atlas’ Charles Roven and Steve Alexander will produce the feature film alongside Doug Davison and Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment (The Ring, How to Train Your Dragon, The Departed). Whit Anderson is writing the script. Warner Bros. Pictures optioned the rights from creators Fran and Kaz Kuzui, and from Sandollar Productions (Sandy Gallin and Dolly Parton), for Atlas and Vertigo to produce. Buffy the Vampire Slayer first appeared as a film in 1992, subsequently becoming a cult hit and spawning the wildly popular television series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz, among many others.

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.”

One name disturbingly missing from all this talk? Joss Whedon. Stay tuned.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Remake Staking Its Way to the Big Screen

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  • Terminal

    I always found Whedon’s writing obnoxious during most of the Buffy run, so a remake doesn’t bother me, I’m just sick of vampires.
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  • Vanvance1

    I think there was already enough Buffy. It’s the Twilight factor rearing it’s ugly head again.

    How long before we get the ‘re imagining’ “3 Men and a Baby Vampire”?