Thor Writers Taking on Futuristic Vampire Flick Damn Nation
by Ethan Anderton
December 15, 2009
As books, television and movies are increasingly inundated with insulting excuses for vampires, the only light at the end of the tunnel is the January release of Daybreakers. However, it looks like vampires might get a redemption as THR's Heat Vision reports that Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (who recently wrote Thor for Marvel) have signed on to adapt Damn Nation, a Dark Horse comic book which tells a story of the survivors of an attack from "inhuman nocturnal predators." The action takes place after an evacuation of the US as the government has relocated to London while scientists search for a solution.
A return to form for vampires is wholly necessary right now to undo any damage done by the fashion ad worthy incarnations of the classic blood suckers seen in pop culture today (e.g. Twilight, Vampire Diaries, etc). Of course, a nice break from vampires altogether would be great to see, but I'll gladly welcome a semi-apocalyptic futuristic tale involving "inhuman nocturnal predators" just as well. Vampires in the past and present have already had the proverbial stake shoved into their heart so the best place for vampires is the unknown future. Bring it on! We'll let you know once they hire a director or attach any cast members.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
More Twilight shit off spring, move on, lets see some more and better frank ideas for films instead of the same old rubbish remake after Remake. lets hope that in the future there is better more original storys for films. 🙁
Cineprog on Dec 15, 2009
No no. It's been a while since I've read the book now, but I remember liking it a lot. The main character is a guy sent back into the US to find a research scientist who might have made a breakthrough in defeating the disease. He finds a woman and child, and tries to get them out. The book had a lot of focus on his relationship with the woman and kid especially, since his own family was killed in the initial outbreak. There are a few mercs as well, and a few other civilians they find who couldn't get out before they sealed off the country. I think the movie version of I Am Legend took a lot of bits from Damn Nation. The 'vampires' are really more like zombies than vampires. There's none of the typical vampire 'mythos' or anything like that. The book is pretty decent overall. Not the best written thing ever, but there's a lot of potential there. I remember thinking you could make a good flick out of it when I read it.
Squiggly_P on Dec 15, 2009
Sam Worthington could be a could candidate as a the protagonist.
Fisherr on Dec 15, 2009
seriously as much as i love vampire movies, theres been way too many of them lately, give us something new
harrison on Dec 15, 2009
+1 on that. Hey, I got an idea Hollywood... lets try and make a movie completely LACKING vampires.... how about that? It's easy, you just pick something else.
Blackstar on Dec 15, 2009
THESE ARE NOT VAMPIRES.
Squiggly_P on Dec 16, 2009
They're more like infected zombies - who turn predator-like and shit. I read the comic - it was pretty solid.
hank the wank on Dec 16, 2009
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