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It’s been more than a year since Warner Bros. drew jeers from fans of Joss Whedon by announcing plans to remake the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie without the involvement of the writer. Since then, except for the occasional dismissive quote from the cast of the television series, it’s been pretty quiet on the Sunnydale front. And now, thanks to the Los Angeles Times, we may know why.
Citing “two sources close to the project,” the newspaper reports the studio rejected the script submitted over the summer by screenwriter Whit Anderson, whose concept for the reboot was described last year as “pretty compelling and a lot of fun.” But this morning on Twitter, LA Times writer Geoff Boucher said her draft is now being called “unworkable.”
Buffy is apparently now in limbo as Warner Bros. and Atlas Entertainment search for a new writer, news that will likely be met with cheers from Whedon devotees.