Hey, this just in: The Twilight franchise wrings a whole lot of cash out of its favorite demographic. And so it only stands to reason that Disney would want a piece of that particular pie. Which makes the following information slightly interesting and not even remotely surprising: It looks like Disney is planning a movie version of The Maker's Song trilogy, by Adrian Phoenix. Book one is called A Rush of Wings; book two is In the Blood; and book three (due for release in December) is called Beneath the Skin.

So what makes us think that Mr. Phoenix's books are scheduled for movie-time? Well, this article at Jim Hill Media, which explains that various "Song"-related domain names have been recently purchased by the studio. Here's what Amazon.com tells us about A Rush of Wings: "Set in the brooding New Orleans area long established as the best location for all things vampiric, Phoenix's lively debut has it all: Rogue [FBI] agents, Bureau-ordered hits, mad-scientist experiments in psychopathology, vampires and fallen angels and a slicing-dicing serial killer. Smart, sexy FBI Special Agent Heather Wallace has been trying to catch the Cross-Country Killer for three years when the trail leads to New Orleans and Club Hell, where Dante Prejean performs with the Inferno, an industrial/goth rock band. Dante is a Cajun and a born vampire whose memories of his terrible past have been erased, leaving him vulnerable to the psychopathic killer, E, who knows all that Dante has forgotten."

On second thought, this doesn't exactly sound like pre-teen territory. (More like Anne Rice meets Brian Lumley.) Any fans of the Maker's Song series out there? Would it make for a good movie? How about three? Does it have ... glitter?

Oh, and a free lifetime subscription to Cinematical for anyone who can prove that Adrian Phoenix is the author's real name. Sounds more like a Watchmen character who moonlights for the X-Men.
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