Let Me In Director Matt Reeves Making his (Fang) Mark with THE PASSAGE Adaptation
If you’re hoping for a vampire movie that isn’t a Twilight rip-off, I have some good news. FOX 2000 is finally moving on its adaptation of Justin Cronin’s terrific epic novel THE PASSAGE. FOX bought the rights back in 2007 with Ridley Scott attached to direct and John Logan providing the script, but no film materialized.
Fortunately, that seems to be about to change. Per Deadline, Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) is now going to direct the film and supervise a script re-write (John Logan is currently working on Bond 23, so another writer will have to be brought in).
In the post-apocalyptic The Passage, the government learns that terminally ill cancer patients became healthy after being bitten by some South American bats, so they begin a series of experiments to cure disease. Lo and behold, instead of creating healthy human beings, they end up with an army of telepathic, nearly indestructible vampire-like creatures. For more on the book, you can read Kristen’s original review here.
I loved The Passage and think it could be a great movie. What do you think?