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?

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  • Anonymous

    I’m definitely looking forward to this movie. I’m sure the virals will be even scarier on screen than in the book!

  • Ruth

    I’m excited about The Passage being made into a movie. Thanks Kristen for getting me to read it. I’m preparing myself to be terrified!

  • http://www.daemonstv.com/ Sandie

    I am not only excited because I loved the book, but Matt Reeves did such an amazing job with Let Me In (I see a vampire theme here!) that I think he has the perfect sensitivity to bring The Passage to life.

    • Michelle StJames

      I haven’t seen Let Me In yet (though it’s now jumped way up on my list), so it’s good to hear you liked it.

      • http://www.daemonstv.com/ Sandie

        Oh my God Michelle, Let Me In is fantastic! You absolutely must see it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JQQK3PJTRPUDPOSGEF7DJ4DI2Q Jean-Luc

    If they are going to change the 12 people who receive the virus from death row inmates to terminal cancer patients in the script just to make it more similar to the movie I Am Legend’s modified measles virus for cancer patients, then I foresee more changes in the rest of the script that will turn The Passage from an excellent novel to another mediocre, copycat, apocalyptic film.