Guillermo del Toro To Write Vampire Trilogy

As if Guillermo del Toro weren’t busy enough, the director has inked 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. The story will revolve around an invasion of New York City by a vampiric virus. The series will trace the roots of the vampiric race back to its Old Testament origins. The books will be published by HarperCollins in the U.K., and a special edition will be published simultaneously by the company’s Spanish-language imprint, Rayo, in the U.S.


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, as well as Drood, based on the Dan Simmons novel.


Hogan has penned the thrillers “The Standoff,” “The Blood Artists” and “The Killing Moon.”



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One thought on “Guillermo del Toro To Write Vampire Trilogy

  1. I wonder if this will be similar to other “collaborations” between name brands and authors who ghost for them. I think of people like William Shatner and astronaut Buzz Aldrin who have been teamed with professional writers in order to goose sales. The actual byproduct of these collaborations–the, y’know, BOOKS–are rarely worth a minute of your time. I’ve read Chuck Hogan and he’s a pretty decent caper writer–why does he need del Toro?

    It’s a money grab and the people involved–neither of them hurting for the cash–ought to be ashamed of themselves..

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