VIDEO Interview with Director Guillermo del Toro About "The Strain" - a Vampiric Virus That Invades NYC
A case of perfect timing? With the swine flu outbreaks in Manhattan, Guillermo del Toro director of Pan's Labyrinth, will published his first novel on June 2nd. He signed with HarperCollins to write a trilogy of books called The Strain about a vampiric virus that invades New York. The trilogy is co-written with thriller writer Chuck Hogan.
The Strain opens with the arrival of a transatlantic flight at JFK airport. Upon touchdown, all power and communication to the aircraft are lost and a mysterious sliver of black appears – in the form of a slowly opening door – on the plane's fuselage.
"I tired to make them [the vampires] as menacing, and as real, and as absolutely disgusting and alien as possible. I tried to make them into a plague of creatures where you do not recognize the humanity."
Posted by Casey Kazan.
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