Matt Reeves Directing Vampire Project 'The Passage' for Fox 2000
Interesting news regarding the next project for Let Me In director Matt Reeves. Deadline is reporting that Reeves is attached to direct a movie called The Passage, based on the bestselling novel by Justin Cronin about "an experiment that goes awry and creates a swarm of bloodthirsty vampires that brings the world to the brink of extinction." It's interesting that Reeves has stuck with vampires, but he can craft a completely different world and probably will. Reeves was also recently attached to the film 8 O'Clock, basically a They Live remake. But they say "it isn't entirely clear which film is up next, but The Passage has a big head start."
That head start is because the script for The Passage was already written by John Logan (Gladiator, The Last Samurai, The Aviator, Rango, Bond 23), so Reeves is helping rewrite the script. In The Passage, a group of terminally ill cancer patients get healthy after being subjected to the bites of bats in South America. Naturally, the government see this as a cure for the disease and starts experimenting. They end up with a legion of nearly indestructible, telepathic vampire masters that begin infecting the populace. It's said to be closer in tone to 28 Days Later and The Stand, which actually sounds quite awesome. I'm honestly just excited to see Reeves take on another project no matter what it is. Scott Free is producing this with Fox.