According to the Official Buffy The Vampire Slayer Magazine, Tim Minear has agreed to both write and direct the television movie for the beloved character.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Movie
Minear has written and directed for “Buffy,” “Angel” and Joss Whedon’s short-lived “Firefly” series, and told Buffy Mag he is looking forward to continuing his work in the Buffyverse and agreed to work on the project the second Whedon approached him.
“I had lunch with Joss and he asked me is I wanted to write and direct some blond vampire movie thing,” said Minear. “Should I do it? I of course said yes right off. Still, anything under 13 hours scares me and anything over 13 hours … um, I got nothing.”
The magazine also announced that Amy Acker, who can now be seen on new episodes of “Alias” on ABC, has also been approached to work on the movie and is expected to return as Ilyeria.