You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Del Toro books vampire deal

'Hobbit' director to co-write trilogy of novels

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.

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.

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” at Universal, as well as “Drood,” based on Dan Simmons’ novel.

Hogan has penned the thrillers “The Standoff,” “The Blood Artists” and “The Killing Moon.” Warner Bros. recently picked up his book “Prince of Thieves” for Ben Affleck to helm and star.

More Film

  • Barry Keoghan Variety 10 Actors to

    Altitude Boards ‘Calm With Horses’ Starring Barry Keoghan, Cosmo Jarvis

    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. Story will revolve around an invasion of New York City by a vampiric virus. Series will trace […]

  • The Mummy

    Tom Cruise Becomes First Actor to Receive Pioneer of the Year Award

    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. Story will revolve around an invasion of New York City by a vampiric virus. Series will trace […]

  • Goran-Review

    Film Review: 'Goran'

    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. Story will revolve around an invasion of New York City by a vampiric virus. Series will trace […]

  • Tiffany Haddish Lego Movie

    Tiffany Haddish Cracks up CinemaCon for 'Night School,' Tyler Perry Movie

    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. Story will revolve around an invasion of New York City by a vampiric virus. Series will trace […]

  • Jim Gianopulos and Tom CruiseParamount Pictures

    Tom Cruise Wows CinemaCon With Story of 'Mission: Impossible -- Fallout' Stunt

    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. Story will revolve around an invasion of New York City by a vampiric virus. Series will trace […]

  • JJ Abrams'Westworld' TV show premiere, Arrivals,

    'Overlord' Not 'Cloverfield' Movie, Says J.J. Abrams

    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. Story will revolve around an invasion of New York City by a vampiric virus. Series will trace […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content