Is it Buffy Without Joss Whedon

Poster for the 1992 film

Poster for the 1992 film

A new movie version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is being written without the writer who made the series famous, Joss Whedon.

Over at Vulture, they’re saying Warner Brothers will “reboot Buffy as a movie franchise” with 29-year-old Whit Anderson as scriptwriter. Anderson has told fans, “While this is not your high-school Buffy, she’ll be just as witty, tough and sexy as we all remember her to be.”

Whedon, a recent guest at Melbourne Writers Festival, created the original 1992 film and went on to write the cult TV for 7 years. Whedon apparently wasn’t interested in going over old ground. According to EW, “I believe [the producers] did ultimately reach out to my agent after the news broke. I think that’s something better left untouched by me. So, I wish them luck.”

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