Another project is on its way from the ever so prolific Guillermo del Toro, and we have the skinny for you regarding the television adaptation of The Strain right here. Read on for the latest.
MTV caught up with Del Toro, who offered the following update:
“We’re planning to shoot the pilot in August. Pacific Rim comes out in July. Right after Pacific Rim we go into pilot shooting. We are already prepping the pilot starting next week. The pilot has been approved so it’s green-lit. It’s not a matter of if; it’s a matter of when. Our expectations are for FX to move ahead with the series next fall and winter and for the series to air in 2014.”
“Basically I’m trying to do what I do in my movies, which is to show it as a reality, but as a reality that is stylized. It’s not like ‘CSI’ or ‘The Wire’; it’s real, but it feels a little stylized. But the way the camera work will be is very realistic. We want to keep the camera very documentary even if the look of the show is not. The look of the show is very designed. The style of the camera and the storytelling will be very loose. It will evolve from that feel of reality, and little by little we want to evolve into a more stylish, horror feel that requires smoother camera moves, more suspense and atmosphere-driven moments so it will be a mixture. I don’t think that mixture has been seen a lot on TV.”
Del Toro envisions “The Strain” as an event series that would have a clearly defined end date. The project is a favorite of del Toro, who spent years developing his own unique spin on vampire mythology for the books. The first of the series bowed in 2009.
“These are very scary vampires,” said showrunner Carlton Cuse. “These are not romantic vampires. They will give you nightmares.”
Amen to that!
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