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Del Toro Co-Writing Vampire Trilogy

Co-writting a new book series with Chuck Hogan

By Jarrod Sarafin     September 25, 2008
Source: Variety

Hellboy director Guillermo Del Toro
© Universal Pictures
Producer-director Guillermo del Toro doesn't have enough things on his plate apparently. Bypassing the fact that he's already booked through the year 2017 with various production deals, is set to live in Middle Earth for the next five years with two new Hobbit films and has numerous other projects on the side such as a planned Frankenstein remake,  Del Toro is now reportedly moving into the world of novels.

reports that the man has inked a publishing deal with HarperCollins imprint William Morrow to pen a trilogy of vampire thrillers with Chuck Hogan, a writer who has penned the thrillers "The Standoff," "The Blood Artists" and "The Killing Moon." Warner Bros. recently picked up his book "Prince of Thieves" for Ben Affleck to helm and star.

Other projects for Del Toro include a modern take on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness, a Slaughterhouse-Five for Universal, as well as Drood, based on Dan Simmons' novel. He might also be leading a segment of David Fincher's upcoming Heavy Metal installment. These are just the projects that he could be directing over the next decade. He still has numerous other projects that he's attached to as a producer.

The first book of this new vampire trilogy called "The Strain" will hit shelves next summer.

Plot Concept: Story will revolve around an invasion of New York City by a vampiric virus. Series will trace the roots of the vampiric race back to its Old Testament origins.


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ponyboy76 9/25/2008 2:39:18 AM
Dude, really? When do you sleep? You are making everyone look bad. James Cameron has been making the same movie for the last 6 years. You are like movie equivalent of "Hey Mon" from that show "In living color". Tell me someone remembers that?
hanso 9/25/2008 6:45:38 AM
Alls I remember is that they had a lot of jobs. Del Toro won't write this, that other guy (Chuck Hogan) will and Del Toro will put his name alongside of it and all will be well. What the hell is Drood? I don't want to see Drood, I want to see Hellboy 3.
fallensbane@yahoo.com_home 9/25/2008 8:23:04 AM
"He's a writer, a producer, a director, an idea guy...Hey Mon, gotta go to work!" I recently got all seasons of ILC for like 60 bucks so I have been rewatching them. He definitely seems like he's a member of that family.
joeybaloney 9/25/2008 9:55:14 AM
I'm with you hanso. Drood? Funk Dat. Gimme Hellboy #3 first. Though I do want to see every single other project on his plate as well. As far as this I Am Legend book trilogy? Where's Hellboy #3 dammit?
fft5305 9/25/2008 7:54:23 PM
First the Spielberg story, now this. I wish these people would frickin' finish something!
videocide 9/25/2008 9:03:12 PM
I thought David Fincher was doing Heavy Metal?
JarrodSarafin 9/25/2008 10:47:01 PM
He is, videocide. That was an error on my part. For some reason, I had David Lynch's Dune in my head. Probably because it was on television last night while I was typing this up.


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