Friday Link-A-Mania

More TV Vampires On The Way
No, not cross-dressing bloodsuckers, but yet another US TV show based featuring the vampires in love. This time around US network The CW – home of Supernatural, Smallville and other shows featuring impossibly good-looking yoof-appeal casts – has snapped up the right to the 1993 book Vampire Diaries, about a girl torn between two bloodsuckers, one good, one evil. Yep, sounds right up The CW’s alley. According to Variety The CW has reunited with Scream/I Know What You Did Last Summer/Dawson's Creek creator Kevin Williamson to exec produce and write, along with Julie (Kyle XY) Plec who will co-write and executive produce as well. This time last year, with both Moonlight and Blood Ties recently dusty, it looked like vampires were waning in popularity. What could have happened in the meantime? Oh yeah… Twilight and True Blood.

Harry Potter VI Posters
Courtesy of MuggleNet .Guess what? They look darker and grittier...

Adult Muppet Franchise
According to Muppet Newsflash if experimental "adult Muppet movie” Happytime Murders is a success, The Jim Henson Company plans a whole franchise of similar movies set in different genres, perhaps even SF. Happytime Murders is a film noir detective tale using puppets which has been developed from Henson’s Puppet Up! – Uncensored stage shows, aimed at adults. Says Lisa Henson, co-CEO of the Jim Henson Company and producer of "Happytime Murders": "We want to do a series of Puppet Up! films that would all be in different genres. If we do another one it won't be that genre – it would be a teen comedy, or a sci-fi, or something like that. So we would use the Puppet Up! improv style to do different genres." Pictured is Brian Henson with the Muppet cast of Puppet Up! And is it just us, or could the show quite happily be renamed "Puppetry of the Penis"?