Here, we will detail the latest news about the alleged film (though, be forewarned, we cannot confirm anything), but first we need to summarize the original film for those who never saw it or are young and new to the complex Buffyverse. By all accounts, the new film would be a remake of the 1992 movie without anything new in terms of plot or canon.
Buffy, a blond, cheerleading, high-school freshman in Los Angeles, meets a strange man (portrayed by actor Donald Sutherland) who informs her that she has been “chosen” to be the next “slayer,” the sole girl in the world who must save humanity from vampires.After a certain amount of understandable disbelief, she agrees to train with her new “watcher” and fight the good fight against the local vampire-king (played by Rutger Hauer in the original) and his demon sidekicks. I do not mean to “spoil” anyone, but most “Buffy” fans know how the film ends — she kills the head vampire and burns down the high-school gym while killing all of his followers. In the original, Buffy dates a “bad boy” (originally played by Luke Perry) who helps her as well.
Still, at this point, we have little official news about the film. So, below, we are posting links to anything we can find.
News on the New “Buffy” Movie
- The script for the new “Buffy” movie by Whit Anderson has been rejected, and the company is looking for a new writer
- Sarah Michelle Gellar said a new “Buffy” movie is the “dumbest idea ever”
- Meet Whit Anderson, the writer of the reboot
- “Buffy” creator Joss Whedon, who is not involved in the remake, said the new movie is a “sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths — just because they can’t think of an original idea of their own”
- Alumni of the “Buffy” TV series respond to the news of the forthcoming film
- The Frisky entertainment website is not too thrilled
- The Guardian of Britain finds a copy of an e-mail written by Whedon on the topic
- Some of the original news about the new movie from 2009
- A writer at Buddy TV is not that excited, either
- Perez Hilton bashes the idea behind the new “Buffy” movie
The “Buffy” Movie’s Trailer
To give you a taste of the original “Buffy” movie, here’s the trailer: