Matt Reeves is a director who knows a thing or two about making good vampire movies, as proved by his way better than expected take on Let Me In. Given this fact, it’s no wonder he’s been tapped to illustrate yet another tale of these fiendish bloodsuckers.
Deadline reports that Fox 2000 has set Matt Reeves to direct The Passage, the film based on the bestselling Justin Cronin novel (review here) about an experiment that goes awry and creates a swarm of bloodthirsty vampires that brings the world to the brink of extinction.
This is Reeve’s second deal in under a week with the already announced They Live-ish take on 8 O’Clock in the Morning. He’s a busy man. This is good.
Reeves will supervise a rewrite of a script done by John Logan, who’s now busy with the next James Bond flick, so they will get another writer in.
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.
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