Warner Bros. has announced that a new “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” film will be going ahead without the involvement of creator Joss Whedon, who is currently working on directing the feature film “The Avengers.”

Whit Anderson has been signed to author the script. She is a long-time “Buffy” fan but is a relatively unknown writer.

She commented to the Los Angels Times, “I didn’t really watch much television at all, but I always watched ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’ I just loved this character. I was the same age as Buffy, and it was so rare to have a female lead character on TV in those days who was strong and capable and smart but also allowed to be feminine.”

The “Buffy “series began as a camp 1992 film, originally written by Whedon, and after that, it became a legendary television series.

Anderson added, “The fate of the world is on her shoulders, but some days she wakes up and she just doesn’t want to do it. And are we doomed and destined to love someone? That conflict was very interesting to me.”

Whedon emailed E! Online, regarding the decision to make a new “Buffy” film without him.

He said, “This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths — just because they can’t think of an original idea of their own.”

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Eiko Watanabe is a Blast staff writer in New York

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