Upcoming Kenyon Movies, TV Shows and Webisodes!
Sherrilyn Kenyon, prolific paranormal authoress appears to have gone into showbusiness, well her books have.
Posted on Facebook on July 30, 2011:
We don’t have a release date nor do we know who any of the cast will be. Sherri has no control over the casting or the music chosen. They will consult her, but ultimately, it will be in the hands of Amber. She won’t be writing the scripts as she says it’s not her area of expertise and she’s not vain enough to think for one minute that she could do a screenplay justice. However, she will be working closely with the script writer and production staff to keep the movies and TV shows as close to the books as possible.
As always, we will keep everyone posted as soon as we have more information.
It appears that Kenyon has signed up to a partnership deal with Amber Entertainment to bring her back catalogue to the screen. The first up for adaptation is the Chronicles of Nick which begins with Infinity and will be made into a movie. It’s the young adult spin-off series from the Dark-Hunter adult series which, according to nFamous, will be the second project, turning it into a TV show and the Were Hunters will become an animated series.
All of these series share storylines and characters who all appear in the Dark-Hunter Universe so it’s difficult to see how these books/series, most of which are not suitable for younger audiences (Were-Hunters into an animated series -for children, I assume? That’s not right, surely?) can be split up into separate projects. I understand Kenyon is to be a producer with Ileen Maisel (Inkheart, The Golden Compass) and will be consulted but won’t have full control over how her works are interpreted so it’s hard to imagine there’ll be much left of the originals once plotlines and character backgrounds have been untangled, unravelled, reconstituted and edited enough to be appropriate for the screen. Unless they plan to have some sort of continuity between projects but I worry there won’t be enough left for fans to recognise once we sit down to watch the results.
Amber’s previous projects include transferring the very popular Inkheart (movie) and The Golden Compass (movie) young adult books from page to screen, combined they have 77,000 ratings on IMDB.com with similar average ratings of 6/10, with many critics and fans panning the adaptations. Due to their negative receptions there were no movie sequels despite there being plenty of material as both were part of trilogies. We’ll have to wait and see if the Kenyon projects do any better.