Variety reports Guillermo del Toro has signed a publishing deal with HarperCollins imprint William Morrow to pen a trilogy of vampire thrillers with Chuck Hogan. First book, "The Strain," hits bookstores next summer. Story will revolve around an invasion of New York City by a vampiric virus. Series will trace the roots of the vampiric race back to its Old Testament origins.
Del Toro is currently readying to direct New Line and MGM's "The Hobbit," to which he has committed the next five years. He's essentially booked through 2017, attached to helm a remake of "Frankenstein," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," and "Slaughterhouse-Five" at Universal, as well as "Drood," based on Dan Simmons' novel.
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Booked till 2017? Thats out of control!