Update: Joss Whedon responds to the reboot news!

In May 2009 we learned that a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot was on the horizon but without creator Joss Whedon. Apparently he has more important things to worry about like this tiny action film called The Avengers that’s coming out in a couple years. While he’s busy preparing for that Atlas Entertainment has been hard at work looking for a talented screenwriter to revive the cheerleader turned vampire slayer and they’ve finally found one!

Today, Atlas announced that they’ve joined forces with Warner Bros to produce the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Whit Anderson writing the script. Buffy first appeared on the big screen in 1992, with Kristy Swanson playing the title character and “Beverly Hills: 90210′s” Luke Perry playing her love interest. The movie flopped in theaters and eventually disappeared only to resurface five years later as a TV series on a new network called The WB.

In 1997, Buffy was given a face lift starting with the lead actress. Former soap star Sarah Michelle Gellar played the heroine who fought not only vampires but demons, ghosts, and any other creatures that went bump in the night. The show was a runaway hit, and catapulted Gellar and the character into the media spot light. The show lasted 7 seasons.

Now seven years after the final episode aired, Atlas and Warners want to bring the character back. According to producer Charles Roven, “this is not your high school Buffy, she’ll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be.” Buffy was always attractive but being sexy wasn’t her main draw. She was a kick-ass chick who handled her business. Hopefully, they won’t make her some passive sex kitten.

What do you think of their decision to reboot Buffy? Are you interested in seeing her on the big screen again?

Source: Coming Soon