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John Carpenter Signs on to Direct Vamp Tale Fangland





John Carpenter Signs on to Direct Vamp Tale FanglandNow this is how to end a week! As everyone knows, vampires are hotter than hot right now, and who better to tackle yet another toothy project than one of our original Masters of Horror, John Carpenter. Yep, JC's next film after The Ward is going to be an adaptation of the 2007 novel Fangland.

According to Variety Fangland [is] an updated version of Bram Stoker's Dracula set up with DAS Films and Blumhouse Prods. Sriram Das and Jason Blum are producing. Tracy Underwood's also involved in a producing capacity.

[Written] by former "60 Minutes" producer John Marks, it's centered on a New York-based producer who travels to Romania for an interview with a notorious European arms dealer, who turns out to be a modern-day Dracula.

Mark Wheaton (Friday the 13th '09) penned the adaptation.

Between this news, Carpenter's increased availability for conventions of late, and his involvement in F.E.A.R. 3, it's starting to look like the man's ready for a big comeback. We can only hope!

Keep it here for more as it comes.

- Debi Moore

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James Coker's picture

good to hear that Carpenter will be doing another Vampire Flick, plus i'm one of the few people who liked Carpenter's VAMPIRES with James Woods...that one was a decent Fun Vampire film


Submitted by James Coker on Sun, 06/06/2010 - 1:39pm.
Tshoffie's picture

This is Awesome news not only do i have one Carpenter Film im looking forward to in the WARD but now a Second one in Fangland. i Couldnt ask for more Im so Happy Carpenter is Back


Submitted by Tshoffie on Sun, 06/06/2010 - 2:08am.
Matt Serafini's picture

FUCK YES! Carpenter is BACK!!! LOVE THIS NEWS!!!!!!


Submitted by Matt Serafini on Sat, 06/05/2010 - 12:01pm.
creightonchaney's picture

This is great news! Anytime my favorite director gets involved in something, I am stoked . I hope he gets to do his own music for this, even though he stepped aside for The Ward, which I can not wait till it comes out. Oh yeah, Floydian Trip I hope they can write several more chapters after this one! That was such an awesome book too,

"Never Moon a Werewolf...sound advice." - from my lips to your ears (2005).


Submitted by creightonchaney on Sat, 06/05/2010 - 11:03am.
Vanvance1's picture

Good stuff. I really enjoyed John Carpenter's 'Vampires'. I thought it was a fun, violent romp.

It'll be interesting to see if the man responsible for some of the best horror films in history still has the touch.


Submitted by Vanvance1 on Sat, 06/05/2010 - 4:41am.
Floydian Trip's picture

BIG comeback! They're gonna have to write another John Carpenter: Prince of Darkness book when he gets done which won't be any time soon. Rock on JC!


Submitted by Floydian Trip on Sat, 06/05/2010 - 2:18am.

You got a little bit of mahogany father?


Submitted by LSD Zombie on Sat, 06/05/2010 - 2:02am.

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