?Remember in the beginning of season 6 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Buffy came back to life but she had to dig her way out of her own coffin and emerged when Sunnydale was under demon attack and she wondered if she was actually in hell? …yeah.
LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 – Atlas Entertainment announced today
it is rebooting the beloved franchise, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 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.”
You’ll notice exactly zero mention of Joss Whedon, because he’s not involved in any way. Yep. In a way, it’s a bold move to want to relaunch a franchise and keep absolutely none of its original fanbase. (Via io9, who also found that incredibly apt Buffy pic)