Atlas Entertainment announced today that they are teaming up with Warner Bros. to reboot “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
According to reports by Deadline, Atlas’ Charles Roven and Steve Alexander will produce the feature film alongside Doug Davison and Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment. For fans who were hoping that the legendary Joss Whedon may return to write, prepare to be disappointed. The new series would be penned by Whit Anderson, who actually approached Roven with ideas on how to update Buffy.
“While this is not your high school Buffy, she’ll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be,” an insider is quotes saying.
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” originally appeared as a movie starring Kristy Swanson in 1992. Its success spawned the now forever cult classic television series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy) and David Boreanaz (Angel). Joss Whedon has since moved on to better and bigger things. He is set to direct Marvel Studio’s most ambitious superhero film to date, “The Avengers.”