Whit Anderson discusses Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie
Actress turned writer Whit Anderson has discussed the proposed Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie which is to be made without the involvement of Joss Whedon.
Actress turned writer Whit Anderson has discussed the proposed Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie which is to be made without the involvement of Joss Whedon. To some the mere thought of Buffy without its creator Whedon involved is just pure blasphemy but it is, for the moment, going to happen that way folks and Whit Anderson will be scripting the movie. It won’t be the first Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie with the series originally starting life as a big-screen film in 1993 but it was pretty horrific and Whedon went away, re-worked it as a television series, and several years later Buffy returned as Sarah Michelle Gellar and it kicked ass. Buffy won fans around the world and according to Anderson herself she was one of them.
“I didn’t really watch much television at all, but I always watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer. That was the one show I would watch when I got home. I just loved this character. I was the same age as Buffy, and it was so rare to have a female lead character on TV in those days who was strong and capable and smart but also allowed to be feminine.” – Whit Anderson in the Los Angeles Times
In the interview with the paper the actress turned writer discusses the Buffy movie and what she will try to do with the project.
“The thing that was so wonderful about Buffy is what made it special was so timeless. The deep struggle she had with duty and destiny, that tug between what you’re supposed to be doing and what you want to be doing. The fate of the world is on her shoulders, but some days she wakes up, and she just doesn’t want to do it. And are we doomed and destined to love someone? That conflict was very interesting to me. Those are the things I loved about her and her world. She also represents — like all the heroes — something empowering for us. She reminds us of what we could be if we were in our top form, the best of us if we were at our very best, and even then we still see the vulnerability and doubts she has inside. That’s where we all connect.” – Whit Anderson in the Los Angeles Times
The big question is whether cinema-goers and fans will embrace a Buffy without Joss Whedon or Sarah Michelle Gellar or even any of the television cast. After all is there anyone else out there other than Anthony Head who can play Giles?