Hammer Films adds A Publishing Company

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Iconic horror production company Hammer Films is in the process of returning to the forefront of horror.  It's first film in twenty years, The Resident, is currently wrapping up and production on it's remake of Swedish Vampire film Let the Right One In is underway.  With over 15 more ideas in the works, Hammer is branching out even further and acquiring assistance from a publishing company to help pursue book deals for future movies. 

According to Variety, Hammer Films has come to a deal with PFD literary agency out of London.  PFD CEO Caroline Michel has stated that PFD is looking to "bring new life to the brand with exciting contemporary writers" and also feels that "Hammer is an iconic household name with a loyal fanbase and the raft of forthcoming initiatives will create a whole new generation of devotees." 

No word yet on what books or writers Hammer may be after, but with a large collection of writers being a part of PFD it could provide Hammer Films with some interesting choices for future projects.  Hammer has made films based on other literary sources, such as The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula, so it should be interesting to see what sort of literary works Hammer will be bringing to the big screen.  With 15 potential projects already on the burners for the re-emerging horror company we should see plenty of new projects join their already crowded slate with this new deal.
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