Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Yes! Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter is coming to TV!

OK, so if you don't know what I'm talking about, I'll back up a bit. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter is a series of books written by best-selling St Louis, MO author, Laurell K. Hamilton. There are 16 books in the series and the most recent book, Skin Trade, is due out this summer.

The first book in the series, Guilty Pleasures, has been made into a comic book through Marvel Comics.

Now, here is a link to the big announcement that has me all excited:

Basically, what it means is that the Anita Blake series is coming to television on IFC. Production begins this summer, with the first installment airing during the summer of 2010.

Anita Blake fans have been waiting years for this to happen, anxiously fantasizing about which actors and actresses would be best suited to play the various characters. For the character of Anita, the first actress who comes to mind is Kate Beckinsale (Selene in "Underworld"). She's 5'7" and although the books identify Anita as smaller in stature, I don't think the general public would complain much. Others see someone like Alicia Coppola ("Jericho") in the title role. Maybe...what do you all think?

Then there is the lead vampire, Jean-Claude, and the Alpha lycan, Richard. Sebastian Bach has been suggested for the role of Jean-Claude, but I don't know. As for Richard, David Boreanaz ("Angel") comes to mind, but he is also currently on Bones, and I don't see him leaving that show anytime soon.

Your thoughts?

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