April 1, 2009 / 5:26 AM / 11 years ago

"Anita Blake" books being adapted as TV movie

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Cable network IFC is teaming with Lionsgate to adapt a series of popular vampire novels for a TV movie.

Laurell K. Hamilton’s “Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter” books, at 16 books and counting, include elements familiar to fans of “True Blood” (vampires are part of regular society) and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (tough young female fights supernatural forces). The project will be adapted by Glen Morgan (“The X-Files,” “Final Destination”).

In the books, Blake is a vampire hunter with a lousy dating life who also works as a police consultant investigating supernatural crimes. She attempts to come to terms with her own abilities and navigate romantic and political relationships within the vampire community.

IFC is targeting the movie to its core audience of men 18-34 and plans to air it next year.

Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters

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