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Two Victorian White House-Related Vampire Movies Are ‘In the Works’

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We saw Seth Grahame-Smith‘s novel “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” in the store yesterday and thought it was misfired satire.

But no, Tim Burton will be producing the film version.

But wait, in case one saga of a supernatural presence in 19th century Washington DC was not enough for you, “Blood Oath” got picked up:

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Lucas Foster and his Warp Films have picked up the rights to “Blood Oath,” a vampire action novel written by Christopher Farnsworth, with the aim of fast-tracking a feature franchise about a vampire secret agent.

A mix of political techno thrills and supernatural action, “Oath” centers on a vampire captured by the U.S. Army just after the Civil War who is forced to swear an oath to President Andrew Johnson and has protected the presidency in the Secret Service for nearly 150 years.

Isn’t it a cliche that when the economy is bad we blame illegal immigrants for everything and obsess on vampire stories? That and the mega-ridiculous success of sexless melodramatic tweens devotion to “Twilight.” It’s raining blood-suckers!

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NBC To Stop Producing Pilots

26003292.jpgPer Zap2It:NBC is blowing up its development process, doing away with pilots in most cases in an effort to save money.”

Or, as Christopher Farnsworth puts it: “Cutting your own throat to save on groceries.”

Bored D-Girl Gives Strikers Some Notes

The WGA pickets have already shut down production on one CBS show. But does anyone think about the true human cost? We’re talking about the poor studio execs, who do so much work to make TV and movie scripts understandable and accessible to the general public.

What are they supposed to do with all that constructive criticism? With that in mind, we’re letting our inner d-girl loose on the WGA’s picket signs, and here are her notes:

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“It’s a bit on the nose, don’t you think? ‘On strike.’ I mean, is there a way to say it without, you know, saying it?”

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“Okay, this is just the bad Hollywood version, but how about they say something more upbeat, like, ‘On Vacation?’ Or, ‘Finally Working On That Novel?’”

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