gattoparde59 wrote:...By the way, "a small town in Vermont" is a terrible hiding place for a juvenile vampire and his/her guardian. They would really stick out as weird suspicious characters. Better to be in a large town like Burlington or maybe Rutland with apartment buildings etc.
Wuhl, and because a small town could quickly become a much smaller town.
I dunno, I thought the small New England town vibe worked well in that 70's adaptation of Salem's Lot
. I actually am a little bit excited by this. Yes, it could turn out horribly, or it could actually turn out pretty well. So far there is no indication of which way it will go. I have seen no comments of any kind from any of the principals. I never saw Teen Wolf
(the series. I remember seeing the film and thinking that it was basically a high budget After School Special
). No one here seems to have seen it either, so we have no firsthand reports as to its quality. We cannot necessarily use it as a gauge of the two writers' talents.
Also, I will admit that there are many ways in which it could go wrong. It could be poorly cast, poorly directed, or poorly written. Or they could just not understand the story, or not care about it and pursue A&E's demographic goals instead.
On the other hand, as well can agree, it is a powerful story. Many here disdain Matt Reeves' telling of it, but still LMI managed to Infect people. Who is to say that this television series cannot? I think there could be benefits even if I don't enjoy watching the series, so long it achieves only some modest success. It won't take much for the series to to cause interest in the original story to spread. It could drive a bump in sales of the novel, and DVD sales (or at least rentals) of both films. Maybe LTROI would make it back into some cinemas for a few showings. Maybe it would spawn a US stage production. None of these things would be regrettable.
There is only thing the really bothers me about this series: If JAL still has some raw feelings about the rights to LTROI (and I suppose he must), having Simon Oakes license the rights to anyone for any reason must only be salt in JAL's wounds. JAL has given everyone some wonderful things in his works - in LTROI in particular - and it sucks if anything related to them should cause him grief.