IFC is proud to announce that they have greenlit the channel’s first ever original telefilm, “Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter,” based on Hamilton’s series of best-selling paranormal fantasy novels and produced by Lionsgate and After Dark Films. Adapted by Glen Morgan (“X-Files,” “Final Destination”), who also serves as executive producer, the movie begins production this summer.
Mixing mystery, fantasy, and horror, the film will center on the character of Anita Blake, a street-savvy, down-to-earth vampire hunter with a lousy dating life and a penchant for bringing dead people back to life. Blake also works as a police consultant investigating preternatural crimes. Tough, sexy and independent, Blake battles the supernatural as she attempts to solve a variety of paranormal mysteries, come to terms with her own abilities and navigate a complex string of romantic and political relationships which include a master vampire and an Alpha werewolf.
“I’m thrilled to be bringing my characters and world to television for the first time,” stated Hamilton. “After Dark Films, Lionsgate and IFC all push the boundaries on film. I push the boundaries on paper. I can’t wait to see what we can create together.”
I am not a fan of the books. For some reason, I did not like them at all. But I’m willing to give the movie a chance.
Have you read the series? Did you like it? Are you willing to see the movie?