del Toro Penning Vampire Trilogy

“Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Hellboy” director Guillermo del Toro will co-write a trilogy of vampire thrillers with Chuck Hogan (“Prince of Thieves,” “The Standoff”) for HarperCollins says Variety.

The story will revolve around an invasion of New York City by a vampiric virus, and the series will trace the roots of the vampiric race back to its Old Testament origins.

The first book, “The Strain,” hits bookstores next summer.