Buffy to get Reboot?
After Buffy The Vampire Slayer went off the air in 2003, there was a lot of talk of continuing the story on the big screen. Unfortunately, that never came to pass, possibly because Sarah Michelle Gellar wasn’t interested and Joss Whedon was busy with other projects, but the show’s eighth season has since been continued in comic book form. This week, however, it was announced that Buffy may return to the big screen in another form entirely.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fran Rubel Kuzui, director of the original Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie, is looking to put together a relaunch of the movie franchise that would be unrelated to the TV series. Whedon, who also wrote the script for the original movie, probably will not be involved in this reboot, although they have yet to rule him out entirely. The idea is to introduce a brand new cast of characters under the grounds that each generation has its own vampire slayer to protect it. In a way it’s unfortunate because Sarah Michelle Gellar’s career could probably use a franchise or two right about now.
Kuzui had this to say: “Everything has its moment. Every movie takes on a life at some point, and this seems like the moment to do this.” Yeah, vampires are in… we get it. [filmjunk]