Here’s a bit of good news for those who’ve been dreading the Whedon-free Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot since it was first announced. Warner Bros. is now looking for a new screenwriter after rejecting the script submitted by first-time screenwriter Whit Anderson this fall, and the project is now in danger of falling apart altogether. I’m not often excited to hear about a movie that’s not happening, but I think I’ll make a rare exception for this one. Read more after the jump.

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Earlier today we had real confirmation that (once again) a reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is in the works. This time there’s even a screenwriter, Whit Anderson, and a studio, Warner Bros. Predictably, there was a fan outcry against any version of Buffy that does not involve Joss Whedon.

Now Joss Whedon has released a statement about the possible film, and while he doesn’t sound crushed — he’s got a little Marvel Studios dream project to work on — he takes refuge in jokes and sarcasm. Read the statement after the break. Read More »

We’ve heard in the past that a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot or continuation might be in the offing. Now it is official: Warner Bros and Atlas Entertainment are developing a new film based on the series, and Whit Anderson is writing. Joss Whedon, who wrote the original 1992 film and creatively spearheaded the TV series that followed, is not involved. Read More »

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