Friday, 1 May 2009

Blood : The Last Vampire gets some muscle behind it... item that isn't vampire news, but i had to share.
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Tommy Wirkola, whose horror film Dead Snow was picked up by IFC at Sundance, has sold a pitch for... wait for it... a sequel to "Hansel and Gretel" in which the children have grown up and left the gingerbread house to roam the world as... wait for it... witch hunters. Gary Sanchez, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell will produce the horror/comedy/action mash-up.

"The idea is, they've grown up and they hunt witches," said McKay. "It's a hybrid sort of old-timey feeling, yet there's pump-action shotguns. Modern technology but in an old style. We heard it and we were just like, 'That's a freakin' franchise! You could make three of those!'"

OK, back to Vampire stuff. here is some news, and some good news at that.

Sony has announced it has acquired the rights for Blood : The Last Vampire, and it sounds as though they are planning to put a lot of effort into its release and marketing. Full article is here.

A little True Blood news, some new behind the scenes footage...I'll just quote the story.
Starting today fans can visit the site and view such content as behind-the-scenes footage including interviews with director Alan Ball and actors Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, character pieces and a first-season recap. The site also features an excerpt of Harris’ upcoming book in the series Dead and Gone (coming out May 5 from Penguin), a Q&A with Harris, an author essay and a look at upcoming book covers for the series. has a little piece entitled "The Immortal Procreation Clause" - has some vampire bits in there.

News of a film - The excellent Suburban Vampire has unearthed this - Gothkill. Released May 12. "Can a group of Goths and wanna-be vampires hold their own when the real thing arrives? The cult New York midnight movie Gothkill--coming to DVD May 12--shows what happens when a bloodthirsty dead man who made a deal with the devil shows up in 21st-century New York."
A trailer for Gothkill is here.

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