Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Warners Stakes Out "Buffy" Remake

Warner Bros. and Atlas Entertainment will remake the 1992 feature film "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Charles Roven and Steve Alexander will produce with Vertigo Entertainment's Doug Davison and Roy Lee.

Written by Joss Whedon, the "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" movie starred Kristy Swanson, Luke Perry, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Rutger Hauer, Ben Affleck, Paul Reubens and Thomas Jane.

Premise followed 'Valley Girl' cheerleader 'Buffy' who learns that it is her 'fate' to hunt vampires.

"...'Buffy' (Swanson) is a cheerleader at 'Hemery High School' in Los Angeles, a popular girl whose main concerns are shopping and spending time with her friends. While at school one day, she is approached by 'Merrick Jamison-Smythe' (Sutherland), who informs her that she is 'The Slayer' and he is a 'Watcher' whose duty it is to guide and train her. Buffy initially refuses to believe his claims, but becomes convinced when he is able to describe a recurring dream of hers in great detail. Over the course of her training she becomes friends with 'Oliver Pike' (Perry), whose best friend has recently become a vampire.

"After several outings, Buffy is drawn into conflict with local vampire king 'Lothos' (Hauer), who has killed a number of past Slayers. Lothos eventually kills Merrick as well, giving her the motivation she needs to face him in battle. They eventually clash during the middle of the senior dance at Buffy's high school. But through the use of her own unconventional methods, she is able to defeat Lothos and his minions."

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