With the news that Warner Bros. has hired Whit Anderson to write a reboot of the cult classic ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ the writer of the original movie, Joss Whedon, is speaking out against the planned remake. Whedon, who is currently co-writing and directing Marvel’s 2012 release ‘The Avengers,’ said the ‘Buffy’ reboot “is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths.”

Whedon continued on his rant, saying Warner Bros. wants to revive ‘Buffy’ because “they can’t think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my ‘Avenger’s idea that I made up myself.” The creator, executive producer, writer and director of the 1997-2003 ‘Buffy’ spin-off series added that he doesn’t “wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill.” But he added that he wished studios would wait to continue with the franchise until after he died.

Atlas head Charles Roven, who’s producing the ‘Buffy’ reboot, said he wanted to take on the project because Anderson’s take “is pretty compelling and a lot of fun.” He added that he finds it interesting to see the ‘Buffy’ world re-imagined, and Anderson has found an interesting way to make it relevant to today’s world.

Written by: Karen Benardello

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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