Well, it’s official!!
I was previously sworn to secrecy, but now the news is out!
and here’s the official Hollywood Reporter piece:
Brothers Kevin and Dan Hageman have been hired to adapt Julie Kenner’s upcoming novel “Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom” for Warner Bros. Pictures. 1492 Pictures partners Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe are producing. “Demon,” set to hit bookstores in the summer, is an action-adventure tale about a stay-at-home mother with a demon-hunting past who is called back into action to rid her small California town of monsters. Jenny Blum is overseeing for 1492, which is housed at Warners. Jeff Clifford and Geoff Shaevitz are overseeing for the studio.
Yes, you CAN guess the general plot. Soccer Mom… Demon Hunting… Thoughts of Buffy come to mind and I’m sure that’s the inspiration…
But knowing Julie Kenner’s work it’s going to have some really strong twisty hooks!
Julie really started a great sub-genre when she began weaving SuperHeroines and Romance together with Aphrodite’s Kiss and then got stronger with additional books in the same vein. (I have to confess I only read the first two)
Carpe Demon the book comes out this June, and hopefully we’ll hear more about the progress of the movie!
Side Note on the movie: While looking up domain names, I noticed that Julie Kenner picked up the domain for www.carpedemon.com some time back, but it seems that Warner Brothers themselves picked up www.carpedemonthemovie.com just this week–shortly before the public announcement — which tells me that someone at Warner Brothers is VERY serious about this project.
I’m REALLY looking forward to this movie!