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2014 | 2010

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Navajo Vampire Novels Bring a Second Sunrise to the Big Screen

20 August 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If there's any silver lining to the Twilight phenomenon, it's that it paved the way for better vampire stories to sink their teeth into screens both big and small, and yet another one is soon headed our way. Read on, fangbangers!

Variety reports that The Romero Company has acquired movie rights to Navajo vampire story Second Sunrise, based on the first of four novels in the David and Aimee Thurlo-penned Lee Nez series.

The story, set in New Mexico, brings a Navajo vampire and a no-nonsense FBI agent together to battle shapeshifters and stop a power-mad Nazi.

Eddie Spears (pictured; "Hell on Wheels"), Sage Galesi, Balthazar Getty ("Brothers & Sisters"), and A. Martinez are currently attached to star. Joanelle Romero will direct from a script by Carolyn Dunn and E.C. Galesi. She will produce for Red Nation Films along with Rosemary Parks.

The film is being developed as a franchise »

- John Squires

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Navajo Vampire Tale ‘Second Sunrise’ in the Works as Movie

20 August 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Romero Co. has acquired movie rights to Navajo vampire story “Second Sunrise” with Eddie Spears (“Hell on Wheels”), Sage Galesi, Balthazar Getty (“Brothers & Sisters”) and A. Martinez starring.

Joanelle Romero will direct from a script by Carolyn Dunn and E.C. Galesi. She will produce for Red Nation Films along with Rosemary Parks (“Thirteen”).

“Second Sunrise” is being developed as a franchise starter, based on the first of four novels in the Lee Nez series, written by David and Aimee Thurlo. “Pale Death,” “Blood Retribution” and “Surrogate Evil” are the other books. The story, set in New Mexico, brings a Navajo vampire and a no-nonsense FBI agent together to battle shapeshifters and stop a power-mad Nazi.

Romero said the success of Lionsgate’s “Twilight Saga” franchise bodes well for her vampire stories. “Never before has there been an American Indian feature film that has the opportunity to break through at the box office, »

- Dave McNary

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