Ok, this really needs to cease and desist. It was fun when it was just Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but they’re taking the whole “let’s turn the classics into something with monsters” waaaaaaaay too far now.
If they really wanted to make a whole new Romeo and Juliet with vampires, why doesn’t someone just write a tragic love story a la R&J and slap on some bloody goodness? Why must they desecrate the classics in this way?
To be honest, I can tolerate the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter, but that’s taking a historical figure and making them into something cooler. It’s complete fiction that’s ORIGINAL in its content… though not the underlying monster idea. In fact, my friend Raffia wants to make an Andrew Jackson; Werewolf novel (said idea being right now copyrighted or whatever. I had better not see this in the bookstores unless I know the author!), which sounds like it would be amazing. But I really draw the line at Shakespeare.
Really, people, come up with something original!! Still, the R&J is totally dragging me in... Sigh. Damn my love of tragedy and romance... with vampires.