Gellar starred as stake-wielding heroine Buffy Summers from 1997 to 2003

Sarah Michelle Gellar has spoken about the possibility of reviving Buffy The Vampire Slayer for a movie following the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign.

Gellar starred as stake-wielding heroine Buffy Summers in Joss Whedon‘s cult TV show, which ran for 144 episodes from 1997 and 2003, but the character had actually been originated by Kristy Swanson in a 1992 film, also called Buffy The Vampire Slayer, that wasn’t a huge success at the box office.

Asked about starring in her own Buffy big screen adventure, Gellar told E! News: “Joss and I always talk about [a movie], but the thing with Buffy is that Buffy was a movie, and it ultimately didn’t work as a film. And I mean, we had such miles to overcome when we were trying to do a TV show based on a movie. And one of the reasons is that the story works better over time.”

However, Gellar refused to rule out the possibility entirely, adding: “If there was ever the right story, we would do it.”

Meanwhile, the Veronica Mars movie began shooting in June after the show’s creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell teamed up to launch a Kickstarter funding campaign and raised over $5.7 million (£3.7 million) – almost triple their target. Veronica Mars originally ran as a TV series for three seasons between 2004 and 2006.