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Sam Mendes Hunts Vampires
He teams with John Logan for a TV pitch

04 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Sam Mendes and John Logan

Given the reception and, now, the box office success of Skyfall, it’s not entirely shocking that director Sam Mendes and writer John Logan might want to collaborate again. But before visions of them making more Bond films dance in your noggin, hold fire. They’re teaming up to pitch a TV series about a vampire hunter.

The original tale borrows from fictional characters, with the likes of Van Helsing and Doctor Frankenstein joining forces to track down the undead. They’ll be roaming 1880s London looking for the bloodsuckers.

From the sounds of it, this could be a more successful take on literary characters fighting evil than the film of League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, though it’ll have to go some to compete with the original Alan Moore comics.

But before the project can happen at all, it has to find a home, with the pair approaching various premium cable networks such as HBO and Showtime in the US. We'd assume that, given their respective film careers, they'll launch the show and give notes a la JJ Abrams or Steven Spielberg, but hand the day-to-day duties over to an experienced telly hand. In any case, we'll be keeping an eye out for this going forward.


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Another vampire hunting related series to add to all the other vampire series and film series and one that doesn't invent new protagonists but follows the only sporadically successful formula of having either literary characters or the creators of literary characters or historical figures as protagonists hunting the undead? Yawn. More

Posted by jobloffski at 13:51 on 05 November 2012 | Report This Post

oops pressed enter to early...this sounds interesting and the pedigree involved could be good..hbo's name mentioned could also mean decent production values..just need to steer clear of abraham lincoln vampire hunter/van hesling crap. More

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vampire secret agent?
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