No ifs ands or buts about it, without the participation of Joss Whedon, one can’t possibly support a rebooting of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the big screen. I take a hardline about few things in life and this is certainly one of them.
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.
The only indication is that the project won’t take place with Buffy in high school, but there’s also no hint as to whether this will align with the canon that Whedon and Co. established.