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Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain” Ordered to Series by FX

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I am so overly excited for this. FX has ordered a 13-episode season for Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain.” “The Strain” is based on a vampire novel trilogy of the same name penned by del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Del Toro and Hogan co-wrote the pilot for the TV project, with del Toro also helming.

“The Strain” is billed as a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City.  He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.  As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

“‘The Strain’ books are near and dear to my heart and now, Chuck and I have the blessing of a partnership with Carlton and FX that holds great promise,” said del Toro.  “Working with FX has yielded an amazing experience with total creative freedom and support.”

Carlton Cuse is serving as showrunner and scribe on the series, which is being produced by FX Prods. Corey Stoll (who recently starred in “House of Cards”) is headlining the series as Goodweather. Other cast members include Mia Maestro, Sean Astin and Kevin Durand. “The Strain” will begin lensing in Toronto later this month.

“The Strain” will premiere in 2014.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Trailer Officially Released

Sony has officially released the debut trailer and a brand new poster for the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Opening in theaters on August 23, 2013, the Harald Zwart-directed film stars Lily Collins, Jaime Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Jemima West, Kevin Segers, Kevin Durand, Robert Maillet, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Godfrey Gao, Aidan Turner, CCH Pounder and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

City of Bones is the first novel of the hit YA series, The Mortal Instruments, written by Cassandra Clare.

The official plot description of the novel is as follows:

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures.

It is set to be released in theaters on August 23, 2013.

You can see the trailer for the upcoming adaptation below: