New Buffy the Vampire Slayer Movie Coming Soon?

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Fran Rubel Kuzui, who directed the first Buffy film, sure hasn't. She is talking with Vertigo Entertainment, the company who brought us The Grudge (which, coincidentally, starred the Slayer herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar) and The Departed, about bringing the once-popular series back to the silver screen.

But Buffy fans shouldn't expect the movie to be a continuation of the series, which wrapped in 2003. As of right now, Buffy creator Joss Whedon is not involved with the negotiations, though the film's producers haven't approached him about the project yet. In addition, some of the most popular Slayer sidekicks and nemeses (including Angel, Willow, Xander and Spike) won't be included in the script. Rather, Kuzui and Vertigo hope to respect Whedon's creation as its own beast and start a new story line altogether.

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