Monday, July 30, 2007

Ripper in 08?

“Ripper,” a Rupert Giles-centric BBC project Joss Whedon has been talking about since the fifth season of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” may yet manifest.

Speaking at a Dark Horse Comic Con event in San Diego Saturday, Whedon says he now hopes to launch “Ripper” as a 90-minute BBC movie in 2008.
They've been talking up this project for so long that I have to say, I'll believe it when I see it... but I *want* to believe.

When Rippre was first proposed, it was meant to be a pilot. No word on whether that possibility has survived.

Source: Ain't-It-Cool-News

Meanwhile, the Buffy Season 8 comic (which is *outstanding*) is about to launch its second 4-issue story arc under writer Brian K Vaughan. In it, Giles offers Faith an "early retirement package" if she agrees to hunt and kill a rogue slayer. Kinda ironical, huh?

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