In this burgeoning sub-genre of series reboots, I think the nadir was already reached with the Cliffhanger reboot idea. It can’t get any more ridiculous that that.
The most recent rumour, and it seems relatively strong, is that Fran Kuzui, the original director of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie and executive producer on the genius television series, is seeking to reboot the series.
According to the report on Twitch, Kuzui will work alongside producing partner and other half Kaz Kuzui, with Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Doug Davison, to create some new feature films based in the Buffy universe.
The report suggests however this would be a true reboot of the franchise, eschewing all the original characters from the film and series to set the whole thing in a new world with a new slayer.
As Twitch points out, the fanbase for Buffy remains happy to gobble up any new stories and related franchise entries in the comics. However, I’m not sure the trust would be there without strong involvement from Joss Whedon, the true auteur mind behind the Buffy franchise.
I wouldn’t mind seeing new Buffy series entries, even if Buffy herself isn’t involved. But I’m a little sceptical that anyone but Whedon can really pull the character off.