“Cloverfield” and “Let Me In” director Matt Reeves is set to helm “The Passage” at Fox 2000 reports Deadline.
Based on the bestselling novel by Justin Cronin, the story a group of terminally ill cancer patients who become healthy when they are subjected to an experiment involving the bites from bats in South America.
The government starts further experimenting and end up creating a legion of nearly indestructible, telepathic vampire masters that begin infecting the populace. The tone is said to be along “28 Days Later” lines.
Reeves will supervise a rewrite of a script adaptation already penned by John Logan as Logan’s too busy working on the script for the James Bond film. Ridley and Tony’s Scott Free company is producing.
Reeves has been linked to numerous projects recently and just signed a deal recently to pen a new adaptation of Ray Nelson’s short story “8 O’Clock in the Morning” (which was the basis of John Carpenter’s “They Live”). ‘Passage’ however will likely take precedence over everything else as it’s already so far along.