Megan Fox the New ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’?
Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on June 15, 2009
Of all the female stars of today, “Transformers” leading lady Megan Fox must be the most sought-after right now, despite not having yet proven her real worth to the world as Fox herself was saying just the other day. She reportedly passed on Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider” and She-Hulk, and she considers Wonder Woman lame, but a very persistent rumor says she’s about to get physical with vampires in the upcoming “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” film, IGN reports.
As we also informed you a while back, a new Buffy film is now in the works, aiming to separate itself both from the original 1992 movie and the cult television series that followed it. Joss Whedon, who acted as creator of the TV series, is not connected to the film in any way, the Kuzui spouses being the ones handling all aspects of the remake. On this note, rumor has it the Kuzuis want Megan Fox as the beautiful and deadly vampire slayer, just like any other movie boss in Hollywood.
Producer Roy Lee, while not downright denying the report, insists that, although going after Fox for the part would seem the logical step right now, the film is still in early development stages and a leading lady is not yet an issue of main concern. His statement to IGN can be seen as a denial for the above-mentioned rumor but, at the same time, it can also be regarded as a confirmation that Fox might be an option they will consider in the future, several movie-oriented publications point out.
“The rumors of Megan Fox being involved with Buffy are just rumors. As with any film project with a female lead under the age of 30, Megan is the actress that most studios want so it is no surprise her name is mentioned. While I think she would be great for our project, we are still in the early stages of developing the script.” Lee tells IGN. What this means is that, while they’re not thinking or speaking to Fox about doing Buffy right now, the chance that they might do so in the future is actually pretty good.
The new “Buffy” film aims to return to square one, as we were also telling you a short while back, distancing itself from the TV series that turned the slayer into a genuine icon. Should reports in this sense be accurate, the upcoming film will most likely include more than one slayer and clearly none of the characters the series made so popular (like Xander and Willow, to name just two). For more on this, keep an eye on this space.