A feature film reboot of the popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer is now moving forward with a new writer and major studio backing.
In May of 2009, it was reported that the reboot — without the great Joss Whedon — was possible, and that Kuzui Enterprises was receiving many inquires about sequels and reboots and many other things. It took a little while to get something done, but now Warner Brothers has stepped in to acquire the rights from Kuzui, and has joined forces with Vertigo Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment to make it happen.
Not only that, but a writer has been found to get the script going, and that writer is Whit Anderson. The 29-year-old Anderson is a newcomer to the business, with only three small credits to her name as an actress — two in short films and one a small role in Yes Man — and none as a writer. Anderson won the job based on a pitch that really appealed to those who back the film, who were impressed with her understanding of where they wanted to go with Buffy and the tone she was presenting.
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