Warner Brothers and Atlas Entertainment announced plans today to remake the original 1992 Buffy The Vampire Slayer film. The producers of the reboot say they have come up with “An exciting idea on how to update Buffy” (translation: we’re gonna make it like Twilight!), and will not feature the character in her high-school cheerleading days.
You know, Some creations are intrinsically tied to their creators, and Buffy is certainly one of them. In fact, I can’t really think of another character, or group of characters, that owe so much of what makes them special to one writer. Joss Whedon embodies the voice, tone, and spirit of the Buffy-verse. Without him, it’s just some girl running around stabbing vampires.