Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie scrapped

Sarah Michelle GellarThe proposed Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie, which would have been produced without the involvement of Joss Whedon, has reportedly been scrapped.

{jcomments off}Blastr reports that the proposed movie has seemingly been scrapped and will not go ahead. The proposed movie, developed by Fox, would have been a reboot of the franchise and would not have been based on the television series which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar in the lead role. Nor would the movie had the involvement of the series creator Joss Whedon – something which attracted wide spread criticism from fans and stars of the television series alike.

While fans welcomed the prospect of a Buffy movie they were opposed to the idea it wouldn’t be based on the television series, star any of the actors from it or would not involve Whedon in any capacity. Although Whedon created the franchise he does not hold the rights to Buffy which meant any movie would be developed without his involvement.

The television series, which itself was a remake of an earlier 1992 film by Whedon, ran from 1997 to 2003 and also starred, alongside Gellar, Anthony Head and Alyson Hannigan. It spawned spin-off series Angel which ran for five seasons and starred David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof and James Marsters all of whom were cast members on Buffy beforehand. When both Buffy and Angel finished their television runs comic’s continuing both shows were launched.