I’ll file this one under the “I’ll believe it when I see it” section of my files, as I’m sure most of you will, too; Movie Hole and the Australian newspaper the Herald-Sun are reporting Fox has plans to resurrect Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a new theatrical feature:
“The monster success of girly vampire pic Twilight at the US Box office last weekend could kick open the door for a big-screen return of Joss Whedon’s much-loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Rumors are circulating in Hollywood that Whedon has a feature-film script based on his hit TV series ready to roll as soon as a studio is prepared to commit. The Buffy concept was first unveiled as a movie in 1992 with long-forgotten Kristy Swanson in the title role.”
While I’ll admit it’s a possibility, I still think this one’s a ways off, if it even happens at all. Considering the fact we haven’t heard a peep from Buffy creator Joss Whedon and no one has even laid eyes on said script I’d say this rumor’s flimsy at best. Additionally, there hasn’t been any confirmation from Sarah Michelle Gellar’s reps on whether or not this is going down. I can’t imagine Fox would think of moving forward without her returning to her star-making role, unless, of course, the suits want Kristy Swanson to return (yeah, right).
Furthermore, when you consider how Fox butchered the first movie version back in 1992, which inspired the hit TV series, do we really need to go back to the well on this one?
Can you say X-Files: I Want to Believe? Look how that turned out.