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That new, Joss Whedon-less Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie may not be happening after all

The big-screen reimagining of Buffy The Vampire Slayer—which would imagine a world where Joss Whedon had no involvement, and somehow everyone who might want to see a new Buffy movie would be okay with that—might not be such a sure thing anymore, reports the L.A. Times, who notes that producers have apparently had second thoughts about that earlier script submitted by novice screenwriter Whit Anderson. According to one unnamed source close to the project, Anderson’s take had “some great ideas and she had reinvented some of the lore and it was pretty cool, but in the end there just wasn’t enough on the page.” (Though to be fair, it was better than what Warner Bros. initially had on the page, which was “NAME RECOGNITION + REMAKE + SEXY GIRLS - WHEDON - WHINERS x 3-D? = FUCK YOU.”) Anyway, there’s some speculation that the studio may continue looking for a new writer to take a run at it, but even more speculation that the idea “may have lost some steam” after the Internet self-immolated over the news, and the studio remembered that, oh yeah, Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans are kind of protective of that show.

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