Del Toro Considering Book Adaptation
The second installment of the trilogy, titled the Fall, was co-written with Prince of Thieves author Chuck Hogan and was released last week to a warm critical reception. Hogan’s Prince of Thieves was recently adapted into The Town with Ben Affleck taking the director’s chair.
Asked about their position on turning The Strain into a movie franchise or a TV show Del Toro maintained his original position that he would only contemplate adapting the book once the trilogy has been completed.
The director added: “If I made a deal, I’d be thinking about an ending that would be a cinematic climax, one that adhered to MPAA standards and practices. And the most enjoyable part of writing this with Chuck has been not having any form of self-censorship, or any cap that you have when you’re writing a script.”