Two HQ promotional stills of Buffy Summers as portrayed by Kristy Swanson in the 1992 film that started it all, Buffy the Vampire Slayer – one image featuring film-only character, and Buffy’s love interest, Pike (Luke Perry):
So far they’re only getting rid of Whit Anderson, but here’s hoping they scrap the whole idiotic project:
The script written by rookie screen writer Whit Anderson, was shelved after the project’s producers decided that the story had too many holes in it to be able to resurrect the franchise.
It has been reported that although another screenwriter has been bought in on the project to replace Anderson, the entire reboot could be scrapped.
The show’s star Sarah Michelle Gellar and director Joss Whedon have both been against the idea of producers remaking Buffy – the longest running vampire-based TV series, running from 1997 to 2003.
‘This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths, just because can’t think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself,’ said Whedon, who is currently working on his latest project The Avengers.
Potential backlash from fans of the series, has also been something the producers of the project have been worried about.
‘It’s hard to imagine anybody but Joss bringing that to the screen,’ said writer Marti Noxon, to MTV News, who worked alongside Whedon as a writer on the original series.
“[Joss] said he really wanted to be involved,” Allie said. “So he has been making the time. He is writing the first issue of BUFFY, he’ll be co-writing the other issues, he’ll be editing the scripts. Pretty much the same way he did in Season 8.”
While you’re in the mood to root for Buffy, head on over to DarkHorse where they’re asking fans who would win in a fight – Buffy or River Tam? We vote Buffy, how about you?
Thanks to Aamer Kastoff for letting us know!
Buffy Season 9 comics lead writer Andrew Chambliss (who you may know from The Vampire Diaries and Dollhouse writing fame ) talked a little about the upcoming season as reported by ScifiMafia & Hero Complex:
At the end of the day, I’m just excited to write Buffy and where she is in her journey as a character coming off Season 8 where she was running this huge army and it literally was “the world’s going to end.”…She always thought she was going to die, but now she has to answer all of these questions that hit when you normally enter your 20s. Who am I? What am I going to do? Will I be a slayer all of my life? … I’m discovering Buffy as a writer while she is on this path of trying to figure out who she is. Also excited to be writing Spike. He’s definitely a character that I’ve enjoyed.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer premieres in comic book form in September and will reportedly have a 25 book run. Andrew, we wish you monsters!