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'Buffy' Heading Back to the Big Screen

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May 26, 2009 | 4:14am EDT

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is heading back to the big screen with a new movie based on the hit franchise.

The character, most famously played by Sarah Michelle Gellar on the hit TV series, was originally introduced in the 1992 movie of the same name, starring Kristy Swanson.

The following TV show ran for six years before coming to an end in 2003.

And now the blood-sucking series could be heading back to the big screen with a brand-new vampire slayer.

Director Fran Rubel Kuzui, who directed the original film and executive produced the TV program, owns the rights to the Buffy brand and is planning to reboot the franchise for theaters, replacing Gellar and the rest of the cast with new actors to fight demons in a different generation.

Kuzui tells the Hollywood Reporter, "Everything has its moment. Every movie takes on a life at some point, and this seems like the moment to do this."

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