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Posts Tagged ‘Vampires’

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright to Script ‘A Discovery of Witches’

Warner Brothers has hired Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn as the screenwriter to adapt A Discovery of Witches for the big screen.

Author Deborah Harkness planned for her debut novel to be the first of The All Souls Trilogy, so it could be a film series someday. According to Variety, Auburn has written 9 plays and his 2000 play “Proof” won the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play and the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “the book centered on a scholarly woman who is a direct descendant of the first woman executed at the Salem Witch Trials that accidentally discovers a long-lost manuscript that may contain the secret of immortality. She is thrust into a position where she and a 1,500 year old vampire must stop an inter-species war between witches and vampires.”

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Holly Black Inks Deal for Vampire Novel

The Spiderwick Chronicles author Holly Black has inked a deal for a YA vampire novel titled The Coldest Girl in Coldtown with Little Brown Books for Young Readers. Black (pictured, via) wrote a short story by the same name for a vampire anthology, The Eternal Kiss.

In her blog announcement, Black emphasized that the vampire tale is “loosely based” on her original short story. She also revealed that this project will be “a single, fat stand-alone book” with a release set for fall 2013. Literary agent Barry Goldblatt negotiated the deal with editorial director Alvina Ling. Ling will edit the manuscript.

Here’s more from the release: “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is set in the not-so-distant future, where the vampire population has surged, resulting in the establishment of Coldtowns, quarantined cities of vampires and humans where predator and prey coexist in a never-ending blood party of revelry. These isolated meccas of debauchery are the pillars of pop culture, with vlogs, live feeds, and YouTube videos constantly streaming from the endless parties at vampire mansions. Drawn into this bizarre and dangerous world is Tana, who willingly enters Coldtown with an infected ex-boyfriend on the brink of turning and a mysterious vampire with a tortured past intent on seeking revenge.”

True Blood Season Four Sneak Peek

HBO has released a 6-minute sneak peak of the season 4 premiere of True Blood. The full episode will air on June 26th.

In the video embedded above, fans get a glimpse of magical fruits, fairy godmothers, and a family reunion. What do you think?

In May 2011, author Charlaine Harris published the eleventh title in the Southern Vampire series Dead Reckoning. It debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and currently occupies the #6 spot. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

Mindy Klasky Tests ‘Reader-Supported Serialized Novel’

Author Mindy Klasky is testing a “reader-supported serialized novel” model with her new book, Fright Court. The author will publish her novel by chapters online, asking for PayPal donations at the end of each post.

Donors will receive a variety of gifts, ranging from a magnet to a personalized signed poster of the Fright Court book cover. Klasky has already published several books through traditional channels.

Here’s more about the book: “Sarah Anderson has found her dream job: Clerk of Court for the District of Columbia Night Court. Dream job, that is, until she’s attacked in the open courtroom by a vampire defendant. And until she’s forced to take self-defense lessons from her boss, the enigmatic vampire James Morton. And until she learns that she can’t share the truth about any of that with her best friend, Allison Ward – even over delectable cupcakes from the Cake Walk bakery.”

Stephenie Meyer Raises $1.5 Million for the American Red Cross

Stephenie Meyer has raised $1.5 million for the American Red Cross with her novella, The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner. In the video embedded above, actress Jodelle Ferland introduced Bree Tanner, the character she plays in the adaptation of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

Meyer had this comment in the release: “I’m so grateful that Little, Brown, the American Red Cross, and my fans made this generous gift possible … It’s amazing to have the opportunity to help those so greatly in need.”

For every book sold, on dollar was set aside for the charity donation. The novella was Meyer’s first new book in two years. When the book was first released, fans could read a free copy online. (Via Hollywood Crush)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Photo Released on Twitter

Director Bill Condon released a photo from the movie set of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn on Twitter last week. The suggestive post generated nearly 580 comments.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it was the first official photo from the shoot. Part one of the movie adaptation will be released on November 18, 2011.

The novel Breaking Dawn was released in 2008. Author Stephenie Meyer cited two Shakespeare plays, The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as influences for the story. Below, some spoiler-filled speculation about what the image represents.

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