Friday, February 13, 2009

Book Production - The Vampire Diaries


When I don't have time to review I book--I hope to start doing some research about books and the media. I personally find that I am drawn to books that have been turned into movies/television shows--even if I never knew the show was once a book I end up enjoying it.

L.J. Smith's "Vampire Diaries" series was first published in 1991. (PerezHilton.com is reporting 1993--However the original series was published from 1991-1992) The original books of the series are The Awakening, The Struggle & The Fury. Somewhere during this time, a forth book was added to th
e original series; Dark Reunion.

Sixteen years later the announcement has arrived of more "Vampire Diaries" novels. "The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Nightfall" was released February 10th, 2009.
I thought it was odd for an author to finish a book series for sixteen years and then decide to return to the characters.

That was until I read the post on PerezHilton, and read that The CW has greenlit a television show based on the book series.

Apparently the name of the pilot show will be "Vampire Diaries". The book to television script was created by Kevin
Williamson (Dawson's Creek & Scream) & Julie Plec (Kyle XY), The two will also serve as Exective Producers of the show.

Alloy Entertainment owns the rights to The Vampire Diaries books--I would imagine they will have a say of what will happen with the TV Show. Alloy also owns the rights to CW shows such as Gossip Girl.

What *I* Think;

I am very excited to see what will come of the series. I have been in love with anything to do with vampires since I was a small child. Watching Nosferatu and having the crap scared out of me. Twilig
ht was an awesome addition to my Vampire collection--however Twilight is a nice story--poorly written.

People need to understand and take note--there are books out there that are 100% better then Twilight. Yes, Vampires are all the craze--People will take advantage of that. But for someone like me who loves Vampires in general, I don't see this as a bad thing.

I have never read The Vampire Diaries Series--But they have been around since the 90's, and they are still alive! I do own a copy of The Secret Circle and am looking forward to reading it.



Sources;
http://www.ljanesmith.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vampire_Diaries
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=52633
http://perezhilton.com/2009-02-07-vampire-mania
http://www.tvguide.com/News/CW-Vampire-Diaries-1002522.aspx

3 comments:

Marcy Jo said...

This is excitement making! I may have to pick these up, now.

Princess Neve Reviews said...

I love L.J.Smith's works; vampire diaries are on my most beloved books ever.

I am also looking for the show.

robin_titan said...

I own all of them but have yet to read them, I shall have to get to it soon. :)

That vamp pic you put at the end-I've seen that movie..forgot the name. hehe I'm very forgetful.