Writer Marti Noxon tells SCI FI Wire that she's now working on rewriting a script idea sparked by director Sam Raimi and his brother Ivan, who co-wrote the story for Spider-Man 3.
Tentatively titled The Curse, the story includes doctors, monsters, mental patients and a witch, Noxon said. The film mixes Evil Dead and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, added Noxon, who served as executive producer of "Buffy" during its final run on UPN. (Noxon is currently a consulting producer on the Fox's Prison Break.)
Noxon is reworking Raimi's idea for the Ghost House Pictures comedy/fantasy/horror project with Peter Cornwell, known for writing and directing the animated short Ward 13. "It's a crazy paranoid fantasy and has a strong female character, and there's a vengeful entity," Noxon revealed. In the film, a woman in a mental institution sees things that could be delusional.
Fans hoping to see more from the world of "Buffy" may be happy to hear that the popular series' characters may live on in direct-to-DVD movies. "There are serious discussions going on about bringing some of the characters back and making a few movies that will go straight to DVD, but they will certainly be the quality they have always been," Noxon said. Creator Joss Whedon has considered a series of movies that would focus on some of the secondary characters.
Noxon added that a film centered on James Marsters' Spike or David Boreanaz's Angel could do very well.