Monday, December 12, 2011

The Moth Diaries: The Canadian vampire movie is coming to America

The Princess Diaries, The Nanny Diaries, The Vampire Diaries, The Zombie Diaries. Enough with the Diaries already!  
Well here's another one. The Candian film The Moth Diaries based on Rachel Klein's 2002 novel screened during festival season this year, playing both Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival and garnered enough positive attention for IFC to want to acquire the US screen rites. No word yet on when it hits theatres but it's coming.

The film was written and directed by Canadian born Mary Herron (she's the one in the middle) who is best known for American Psycho --- remember my post this past week that American Pyscho is getting a reboot?
The Moth Diaries stars Scott Speedman who you know from Felicity; he's also in the upcoming amazingly romantic looking, The Vow, due out in Februay with Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. Lily Cole, (The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus) is Ernessa, the probable vampire. Sarah Bolger plays Rebecca, the author of the diary. Sarah Gadon is the roomate she's obsessed with.

I also found this interesting video of Scott Speedman doing an interview with Tribute at the Toronto Internation Film Festival. Watch what he has to say about reading 'source' material and whether The Moth Diaries was a popular book or not. Have you read it? Do you find his attitude about the book annoying?


The book description from Amazon.com
At an exclusive girls’ boarding school, a sixteen-year-old girl records her most intimate thoughts in a diary. The object of her growing obsession is her roommate, Lucy Blake, and Lucy’s friendship with their new and disturbing classmate. Ernessa is an enigmatic, moody presence with pale skin and hypnotic eyes.

Around her swirl dark rumors, suspicions, and secrets as well as a series of ominous disasters. As fear spreads through the school and Lucy isn’t Lucy anymore, fantasy and reality mingle until what is true and what is dreamed bleed together into a waking nightmare that evokes with gothic menace the anxieties, lusts, and fears of adolescence. And at the center of the diary is the question that haunts all who read it: Is Ernessa really a vampire? Or has the narrator trapped herself in the fevered world of her own imagining?

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