Now that the "Twilight" franchise is behind her,Stephenie Meyer, the woman who created the vampire world of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, is upping her efforts in a different department: movie producing.
And Meyer has a juicy new project, The Times has learned: "Anna Dressed in Blood," a young-adult ghost story from the acclaimed author Kendare Blake.
Blake's book is a supernatural tale about a man named Cas who travels the world killing the dead -- he's a ghost hunter, essentially -- but runs up against a vexing case in the ghost of Anna, a woman who was brutally murdered in 1958 and who continues to haunt a small-town home.
The book generated hugely positive reviews when it came out last summer. And wouldn't you know it: Critics are already comparing it to a certain blockbuster franchise. "Cinematic and compelling. Blake’s smooth combination of gore and romance should have little problem attracting the Twilight crowd," wrote Booklist.
Meyer and her producing partner at company Fickle Fish have optioned the book’s rights and begun developing the film, with Meyer set to produce (but probably not write), according to a person familiar with the project who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak about it publicly.................
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