No official plot yet, but the original film and television series followed a teenage girl, who learns that she is her generation's destined slayer of vampires.
- You can treat this as a rumor for now, but word is that the studio rejected Whit Anderson's script and they're currently seeking a new writer. However, things may actually be winding down in the studio as fan outcry of Whedon's lack of involvement in the project has made some of the producers question their motives. One person close to the project was quoted saying: "If you’re going to bring it back, you have to do it right. [Anderson] came in with 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." (12/22/11)
- The producers are aiming for a 2011/2012 theatrical release.
- Producer Charles Roven had this to say about Whit Anderson's script: "Whit’s take is pretty compelling and a lot of fun, and it’s interesting to see all of this reimagined. This is a completely new reboot. Tone is extremely important, and you want the audience to realize what is at stake and the peril is real, but at the same time what’s going on should be fun and inviting and keep everyone engaged. It needs to be relevant to today too, and that is what Whit has found a way to do." adding... "While this is not your high-school Buffy, she’ll be just as witty, tough and sexy as we all remember her to be"
- Apparently, despite previous reports of "restarting the storyline" rumors indicate that Sarah Michelle Gellar was going to return to the project, but Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) would be a fresh new character that would star along-side Sarah. Vanessa, however, turned down the role.
- The producers are aiming to restart the Buffy storyline while not "trampling on the beloved existing universe created by Whedon."
- Creator Joss Whedon will not be involved.
- Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment are working with Fran Rubel Kuzui (original director) and her husband, Kaz Kuzui (producer) on this project.
- The goal would be to make a darker, event-sized movie that would, of course, have franchise potential.
- The film will have no connection to the hit television series, nor will it feature any of the popular supporting characters like Angel, Willow, Xander or Spike
- A "reboot" of the original 1992 horror-comedy.