Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Joss Whedon Turned Down Reboot Movie
You may recall that we reported that a reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is moving forward without the involvement of Joss Whedon, the creator of the 1992 movie and the 1997-2003 series that followed.
It turns out that Whedon was offered the project. According to THR, Whedon was approached by Fran Rubel Kuzui (the director of the original movie) and her husband Kaz Kuzui, who own part of the rights to the Buffy concept, to be involved. He turned it down, preferring to work on other projects. The Kuzui couple then found actress/writer Whit Anderson and liked her idea for a reboot.
They were then to attract Atlas Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment who then were able to get Warner Bros. interested. Fox, who distributed the original movie, was offered the project first but passed and Warners said “yes.”
What do you think? Do you think Whedon should have done it?
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