Matt Reeves — the director of the hugely popular vampire film ‘Let Me In,’ the second movie adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel — is set to make not only another adaptation based on a book, but another vampire movie! He must really dig vampires, huh?
Fox 2000 has picked Matt Reeves to direct The Passage, a film based on the bestselling Justin Cronin novel about an experiment that goes wrong and creates a hoard of bloodthirsty vampires that brings the world to the brink of extinction. Fox acquired the rights to the book in 2007 for a little more than $3 million (wow) right after Cronin made a three-book deal with Ballantine for $3.75 million based on the first 400 pages of the book and an outline for a novel series. Impressive. Anyway, the book is being made into a film which is currently slated to hit theaters in 2013. Yeah, it’s a long wait.
From the official Passage website:
“NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME MAGAZINE
An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy–abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl—and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.”
Sounds pretty amazing, I can’t believe I haven’t read this one yet. Have any of you read it? If so, what did you think? Are you excited to see it on the big screen?