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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Sinking their teeth in a vampire tome

This sounds like my kind of book and movie. And for those of us interested horror, make sure you check out the last graph of the Variety article. From Variety:

After a heated auction, Sony Pictures Entertainment paid seven figures for "The Historian," Elizabeth Kostova's upcoming first novel. Red Wagon partners Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher will produce. The novel, to be published on June 14, mixes history and mythology to re-create the world of Dracula and vampires. A decade in the works, the adventure tale centers around a young woman who searches Europe for her missing father, who took on the challenge of locating the grave of Vlad the Impaler (the bloodthirsty feudal lord who inspired Bram Stoker's "Dracula"). Along the way, she comes across a slew of bloodsuckers who try to stop her. The auction drew surprising heat last week, some of it sparked by stellar reviews in Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, the rest by unfounded rumors that some major directors wanted the book. snip "All of Hollywood has been focused on horror, and we remembered during that last cycle of genre exploitation what a wonderful meal 'Rosemary's Baby' was, a supernatural tale so carefully crafted that its believable premise troubles you long after you left the theater," Wick said. "(Kostova) makes the vampire legend feel plausible."
This sounds like a great book and should make a cool film. I'm happy for Ms. Kostava. I really am. I'm not jealous at...[sob]...all. [sniff]


Blogger Bella said...

This should be a good one. I wish hollywood would make a film about Elizabeth Bathory. She was the one who killed women and bathed in her blood to make herself beautiful. It's a very bizarre story but intriguing nonetheless.

5/19/2005 04:30:00 PM  
Blogger Carnacki said...

I know. Could you imagine bathing in blood? shiver

5/19/2005 08:32:00 PM  

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