New Netflix Vampire Movie UPRISING In the Works from STRANGER THINGS Producer

Netflix has a new vampire movie in the works called Uprising. Jeremy Slater (FOX’s The Exorcist) wrote the latest draft of the script based on Raymond Villareal’s book A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising.

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Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) produces and Travis Knight (Bumblebee) has signed on to direct. Knight also directed Kubo and the Two Strings and oversaw Laika productions like Coraline and ParaNorman.

The action-thriller takes place in the midst of a global pandemic as a virus starts turning people into vampires. The story finds CIA agent Lauren Webb racing against time to uncover the truth behind a growing uprising that threatens to wipe out all of humanity.

Slater (Moon Knight) wrote the latest draft of the screenplay. Previous drafts sported writers such as Jay Basu and JD Payne & Patrick McKay. Levy and Dan Cohen are producing. Emily Morris will oversee.

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Book synopsis via Amazon:

The body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town walks out of the morgue. To the CDC investigator called in to consult the local police, it’s a bizarre medical mystery. More bodies, dead of a mysterious disease that solidifies their blood, begin disappearing from morgues nearby. In a futile game of catch-up, the CDC, the FBI and the US government realise that it’s already too late to stop it: the vampire epidemic will sweep first the United States, and then the world. Impossibly strong, smart, beautiful, and commanding, these creatures refuse to be called ‘vampires’, they prefer ‘gloamings’.

They quickly rise to prominence in all aspects of modern society: physically graceful at sports, endlessly enthralling on TV and incredibly intelligent at business – soon people are begging to be ‘re-created’, willing to risk death if their bodies can’t handle the transformation. But just as the world begins to adjust, the stakes change yet again when a charismatic and wealthy businessman, recently turned, decides to do what none of his kind has done before: run for political office. This sweeping yet deeply intimate fictional oral history – told from the perspective of several players on all sides of the vampire uprising – is a genre-bending, shocking, immersive and subversive debut that is as addictive as the power it describes.

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