‘Twilight’ Author Stephenie Meyer to Produce ‘Anna Dressed in Blood’

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After being a producer on the Breaking Dawn films author Stephenie Meyer seems to have gotten the producing bug. Stephenie is currently at Sundance for her most recent producing project Austenland,  and now LA Times is reporting she is on board to produce Anna Dressed in Blood by author Kendare Blake.

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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.