Not for Those with Murophobia: Teasers for Guillermo del Toro's THE STRAIN
Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's brilliant vampire book The Strain will be coming to television via FX this summer. A new short teaser was just released, showing the impending, dooming darkness about to befall New York City and the world.
I'm a big fan of the trilogy (the other two books are The Fall and The Night Eternal). They are thorough researched and realized stories, terrifying both in the vampire mythology, and and chillingly realistic portrayal the swift destruction of the human race, as much from our own hubris and ignorance as from the monsters.
A Boeing 777 lands at JFK airport and suddenly shuts down, with all but four passengers seemingly dead. As Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) of the CDC and his co-worker Dr. Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) try to figure out why the corpses aren't decomposing, elderly pawnbroker Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) tries to tell them that The Master (Robert Maillet), one of seven ancient vampires who have lived for eons, has come to the new world to unleash a plague and rule the world.
It's great to see that this will be a television show, as the novel is so richly detailed that too much would be lost in a film adaptation (even if it was split into three parts). It looks deeply not only into vampires, but bureaucracy, capitalism, gang warfare, history, and is rather timely in its estimation of early-21st century western civilization and its possible imminent collapse. Check out the three teasers below (two are definitely official; the third might be, but is just good).
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