Matt Reeves, who has already directed one vampire film in the form of Let Me In, has signed to develop and direct The Project for Fox 2000. The film will be an adaptation of the 2009 Justin Cronin novel, which tells the story of an experiment 100 years from now that is intended to extend the human lifespan that goes horribly wrong, turning test subjects into vampires. Fox 2000 bought the film rights to the book and two possible sequels in 2007.
Previously, Ridley Scott was attached to direct the film and he will stay on the project as a producer. John Logan had done a screenplay draft while Scott was on the project. Reeves will work with a new writer on a new draft as Logan is currently help finish up the screenplay for the next Bond film.
It’s uncertain, though, if this will be the next project Reeves manages to get in front of the cameras. Last week Reeves also signed on to helm an adaptation of the short story “8 O’Clock in the Morning,” which had been previously adapted by John Carpenter as They Live.
Via Hollywood Reporter.