I was wondering when a movie would be produced from this series, and it looks like it has captured the attention of Lionsgate (in the form of a TV series)!
The show will be produced by Lionsgate and After Dark Films and adapted by Glen Morgan (“X-Files” &”Final Destination”) who will also be the executive producer. Production will begin this summer, and it looks like they will somewhat accomodate the “provocative and erotic nature” of the novels.
As per the press release:
“‘Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter’ marks the first time in IFC tv’s history that we have created a fictional feature film for the network. IFC is appealing to its core base of men ages 18-34 who are looking for vampire content. The popularity of the network in this demographic indicates that there is a clear demand for films that delve into provocative topics and nothing is more classically provocative than vampire lore” said Jennifer Caserta, EVP and general manager of IFC tv. “Anita Blake fits perfectly with our successful original programming.”
I can’t wait! My DVR will be set!