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Subject: Anita Blake - Possible movie and/or tv series
Date Posted: 9/2/2008 9:11 PM ET
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It looks like there may be a movie and/or tv series based on Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake books coming. This is from the website:

"I have some big news! I’m not at liberty to give you all the juicy details just yet but I’m excited to announce that I have joined forces with a first class Writer, Producer and film studio. Yes, the rumors are true - a movie and a possible TV show based on the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter 16-book series is in the works. Stay tuned to this website for updates and details."

www.laurellkhamilton.org

I love the series, but I truly question how the porn is going to translate - on TV??? ROFLMAO  :)

Date Posted: 9/2/2008 10:27 PM ET
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LMAO, well, they will probably base it on the earlier books, and they are thankfully porn free!

Date Posted: 9/2/2008 11:17 PM ET
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I'm thinking it'd be more suited to cable.  I'm up to Obsidian Butterfly and from the reviews, I see the storyling is going to get interesting. :-)

Date Posted: 9/3/2008 7:57 AM ET
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oh god I hope this crap never comes to tv, in any way.

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 4:08 PM ET
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LOVED Obsidian Butterfly-my fave of all the books and none of the guys except Edward and Jean Claude (he does a "cameo") are in it LMAO. It stands alone pretty much. It is the only one I kept out of the series and I had em all. They diev straight into porno ville after Obsidian. Sad because I loved that series.

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 6:08 PM ET
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That's what I've been reading - I have all of the others in the series anyway.  Figured I'd give it a chance.  I'll probably end up skipping through the book if it's that bad.  I was reading Ghost by John Ringo and it was pretty good until it turned into this weird S&M book.  It was so abrupt that I couldn't get through the rest of the book.  Turned me off for all his other books even though hubby and my FIL love his series. 

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 10:47 PM ET
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I can't see how they could possibly put some of the later books on tv, and probably not even on film.  It would definitely be a porno flick.  The earlier books, though, would make a great movie, but even there I think they couldn't stick to strictly to the books.

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 2:39 AM ET
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Hmmm interesting. I remember reading that LKH wouldnt agree to a movie because they wouldnt be able to find actors that perfect. Hmmmmmm gonna hafta go see if I can find that its been a while.

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 1:48 PM ET
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What scared me was that it was 'based on the 16 book series'. I could see material enough for a decent movie and/or TV series in the setting for the first few (when she was still working as an animator on a regular basis, working police cases) but the later books concentrate so much on the character's personal drama (with the plot being secondary if that) that it'd get boring in a hurry.

Unless it's going to be playing on the late night pay-per-view Penthouse channel. That' might be a good venue for television based on the later books. ;)

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 8:58 PM ET
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Seems like this would be better for cable not only b/c of the varied sexual content, but also because of the potential difficulty and cost of the special effects scenes (how would they show all that energy sharing and supernatural connections without being too cheesy, and what about all the zombies re-animating and becoming all juicy?).

Also, among other things, imagine the potential bru-ha-ha over:

a) animal sacrifices (performed by someone with religious faith, no less)

b) a devoutly religious character who is promiscous and into zombies and indirectly associated with wiccans/witches, and

c) a character, especially a female character, who has such a violent lifestyle and a truly astounding kill count for a fictional character outside of a war novel?

I would love to see this, but only ONLY if they did NOT try to make Anita "friendly" and take out all the shock value...something like Queer As Folk or Dexter in the amazing in your face and unapologetic presentation of disturbing themes.

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 5:51 PM ET
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If the Dresden Files couldn't make it on TV, what makes anyone think that Anita Blake will? As much as I love paranormal shows, they tend to have short lifespans. (Dead Like Me, Carnivale: 2 seasons. Dresden Files, Moonlight, Wonderfalls, Kindred (the embraced), Strange Luck, New Amsterdam: 1 season. Tru Calling: 1 1/4 seasons.) Buffy and Angel are the exception, not the rule.

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 7:16 PM ET
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Charmed made it as well though :-)

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 7:14 PM ET
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And Charmed was a HUGE success. But it's not just the paranormal that's so questionable to me, its the orgies.

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 11:12 AM ET
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I think if it's based on the first arch of books then it really has a good chance of making it!  Paranormal books are picking up speed everywhere, and I have a feeling the shows will get alot more people watching them now, because it's more acceptable.

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 12:34 PM ET
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Thanks Writtendarkness (April U.)!

I really liked Dresden, Carnivale, Dead Like Me, Tru Calling - but hadn't heard of the others - now I have something else to search for on Netflix or whereever.  :)

Another good cancelled sci-fi show - Joss Whedon's (Buffy/Angel) Serenity precursor, Firefly. 

Date Posted: 9/23/2008 10:29 AM ET
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Has anyone heard any updated info about this?

I LOVED Dead Like Me and Tru Blood is going pretty well I think, but I agree the books after Obsidian Butetrfly are going to be hard to recereate. Someone mentioned special effects and even true Blood which is an HBO show (and therefore BUKU BUCKS! for all of that stuff) looks campy in some parts and stuff like moving at light speed and super strength seem werd. How are they going to protray all the inner turmoil and make some of these characters like Nathaniel universally irresistable like she does in her books?

Flame me if you will but she's gotten waaaay too cocky I think and I hope the show comes to fruitation for one season so it can BOMB. Once you start forgetting your fans and becoming all about the $$ it should go downhill and fast for you.

Date Posted: 9/24/2008 2:49 PM ET
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I hear you Jennifer about the getting cocky thing - but I don't want LKH to bomb b/c I just really want to see a woman who's not a victim on the big screen.  I really want to see Anita make it to TV....but I'm afraid of what they might do to her to make her palatable.

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 4:17 PM ET
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Mmm I hear ya Lenore IF they do it on the first part of the series but afterwards, Anita shrinks down. She doesnt have thoughts anymore that ARENT relationship draam or "OMG am I preggers and WHOSE baby of my 30 men is it???"

After Obsidian Butetrfly -rude fart noise- But I would TOTALLY support a series based on the first half.

 

 



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