Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ridley Scott Looking To Get His Teeth Into 'The Passage'

Variety is reporting that John Logan has been set by Fox 2000 to adapt 'The Passage,' the Jordan Ainsley vampire novel being developed for Ridley Scott to potentially direct. It marks the first time that Logan and Scott have collaborated since the Oscar-winning "Gladiator."

In the novel, terminally ill patients become healthy after they are bitten by bats in South America, and the government conducts secret tests on human subjects to see if the virus can cure illness. The result is an apocalyptic unleashing of bloodthirsty vampire test subjects that include death row inmates.