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Buffy reboot officially announced, no Whedon or Gellar in sight

11.22.2010

Rumors have been swirling about a possible reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a while now, but when you get the press release from Warner Bros, you know it's official. Fans rejoince/lament:

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.

“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.”

And that's it. No mention of Joss Whedon or Sarah Michelle Gellar, as presumably this reboot will be done with neither party involved. Whedon had been offered the film at one point, but he shot them down as he didn't like the studio's new plan for the character. But uh, who needs that clown right?

Are fans loyal to the character, or to Whedon and Gellar's portrayal of the character? Is this new film a godsend or sacrilege? I don't think I'd be too pleased if this was a show I held dear, but you true fans out there please go ahead and speak your mind.

Extra Tidbit: Also, I can't find who "Whit Anderson" is on IMDB to save my life.
Source: JoBlo.com

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