So you know that, in a post-Twilight world, we’re nowhere near done with vampire movies, right? To wit, Variety reports that the Rob Moran vampire comic series Blood Nation–“the story of a country overrun by vampires and walled off from the rest of the world”–is bound for Hollywood. In terms of recent Gothic reference points, this sounds more Daybreakers than Twilight. But my gambler’s instinct suggests that the former’s $30 million take does not inspire a greenlight, while the latter’s status as billion dollar franchise ($1.12 billion worldwide before this summer’s Eclipse) does so in spades. Too cynical?
Still, it sounds like a neat foundation for a movie, so I’ll take it no matter the muse. The comic comes from Platinum Studios, whose Cowboys & Aliens lured director Jon Favreau and stars Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, and Harrison Ford for a summer 2011 release.