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Joss Whedon Passed on Buffy Remake?

Joss WhedonJust about a week removed from when “Buffy” creator Joss Whedon asked to be left “to his pain” regarding Warner Brothers’ upcoming redux of the hit property Buffy the Vampire Slayer, some more news has come to light regarding Whedon’s possible involvement.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog reports that according to studio insiders, Whedon was approached last year after “Buffy” rightsholder Fran Rubel Kuzui and husband Kaz Kuzui began developing a remake with Vertigo.

After being presented with the opportunity, Whedon decided he’d rather work on other projects (he’s making Marvel Studios’ The Avengers). Producers then began searching for a writer and late last year hired actress-turned-scribe Whit Anderson. The unknown Anderson, with only bit film appearances to her credit, came up with a take on the “Buffy” mythos that was strong enough after a couple of drafts to lure Atlas, which partnered with Vertigo to set it up at a studio.

Look for more on this one as it comes.

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