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