Growing up, I had a thing for vampires, and other ghouls of the night, but especially vamps. While adaptations of loved books only sometimes live up to the stringent expectations of a fan mind, I've always wanted to see L.J. Smith's The Vampire Diaries make it to the screen -- a good star-crossed story about a teen girl, her vampire love, and his sinister brother who comes in to make things tricky. It's never happened, but maybe there's a chance now that a newer teen love vamp story is making its way to film.

Variety reports that Summit Entertainment is going to bring Stephenie Meyer's young adult novel Twilight to the big screen. Melissa Rosenberg, who penned Step Up, is going to write the script, and they've tapped Thirteen director Catherine Hardwicke to helm it. This will be a potential franchise for the company, which president Erik Feig calls a "publishing phenomenon," since Twilight is the start of a series based on the story of a 17-year-old girl named Bella. She moves to a small town to live with her dad, "and is drawn to a pale mysterious classmate who comes from a family of vampires." Young women and pale sexy lovers -- it's a classic story, and one that should play well to teen girls with vampy daydreams.

Now c'mon Hollywood! There's always dueling pics that come out at the same time, and The Vampire Diaries have been republished, so it's high time Smith got some love! Or, just make it so I can realize it was a bad idea and move on.
categories Movies, Cinematical