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 the 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. Twilight 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.