After a six-year hiatus, we may finally be getting more of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this time as a feature film. According to reports from ShowbizSpy.com, Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played the teenaged vampire hunter for seven years on television, is in talks to reprise her role as Buffy Ann Summers in a film sequel to the series.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Insider reports say that the idea for the script has the story picking up with an older Buffy, who might even be a mother. The report further says that while Gellar is currently busy with other projects, she is excited about the idea. "Buffy still has a huge fan-base," the insider says "So this is a movie that already has an audience." It is further pointed out that "Michelle is a shrewd businesswoman so the chances are this will happen at some point."
Ironically, this wouldn't be the first time that the character of Buffy has appeared on the big screen. Years before Buffy the Vampire Slayer came to television sets, there was a Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie starring Kristy Swanson. The film was mostly ignored by the television series - and by fans of the series - although the first episode of the show suggests that the events of the movie at least partially happened for the version of the character played by Gellar.
If a Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie does happen, it would mark the second time that one of Joss Whedon's shows has lived on in film form, the first happening with Serenity, which was the film follow-up to the critically successful, but commercially unsuccessful Firefly. Of greater speculation is how much of the cast of the show would be available for the film, with most of the other cast members busy with their own television shows (Alyson Hannigan on How I Met Your Mother, David Boreanaz on Bones and Eliza Dushku on Dollhouse).