Warner Bros has purchased the rights to remake the ’92 vampire movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Joss Whedon, who wrote the screenplay for the original movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the famed TV series, will reportedly not be involved in the remake, which was written by actress turned screenwriter Whit Anderson.
In a statement, producer Charles Roven said of the remake, “While this is not your high school Buffy, she’ll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be.”
In an interview regarding the news, Joss Whedon had the following to say:
Obviously I have strong, mixed emotions about something like this. My first reaction upon hearing who was writing it was, “Whit Stillman AND Wes Anderson? This is gonna be the most sardonically adorable movie EVER.” Apparently I was misinformed. Then I thought, “I’ll make a mint! This is worth more than all my Toy Story residuals combined!” Apparently I am seldom informed of anything. And possibly a little slow. But seriously, are vampires even popular any more?
I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death. But, you know, AFTER. I don’t love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I’m also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly. I can’t wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill. I can, however, take this time to announce that I’m making a Batman movie. Because there’s a franchise that truly needs updating. So look for The Dark Knight Rises Way Earlier Than That Other One And Also More Cheaply And In Toronto, rebooting into a theater near you.