Warner Bros Target Vampire Cash With Buffy Movie
You don’t need to be an industry expert to work out that the studio seem to be searching for their next supernatural franchise, now that the end of the phenomenonally popular Harry Potter saga is in sight.
The popular television series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar told the story of a teenage girl who discovered that her calling in life was to defend the world from vampires and other such evil. Details of the movie are being kept top secret, but the producer Charles Roven explained that “while this is not your high school Buffy, she’ll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be.”
According to The Los Angeles Times, Yes Man actress Whit Anderson has been drafted in to write the screenplay. The actress-turned-screenwriter said: “I didn’t really watch much television at all, but I always watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer. That was the one show I would watch when I got home.”
The original screenplay for the 1992 movie was written by Joss Whedon, who also created the 1997 popular TV series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, but the writer has advised that he will not be involved with the new movie.
“I think that’s something better left untouched by me. So, I wish them luck,” he said, before telling E! Online, “I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death. But, you know, AFTER.”