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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Strain’ Vampire Saga Nears Pilot Order at FX

"Pacific Rim" director Guillermo del Toro would direct, co-write and executive-produce the project based on his trilogy of novels

Guillermo del Toro's trilogy of vampire novels — "The Strain," "The Fall" and "The Night Eternal" — is heading to the small-screen.

Getty ImagesFX and del Toro are working on a pilot deal to bring the books to television, an individual familiar with the negotiations told TheWrap.

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Should the deal be completed, del Toro will direct, co-write and executive-produce the project. Chuck Hogan, the co-author of the books, is also writing and executive-producing. (Hogan's other credits include the novel "Prince of Thieves," which was adapted into the 2010 Ben Affleck film "Prince of Thieves.")

Carlton Cuse ("Lost," "Nash Bridges") would serve as executive producer and showrunner for the pilot.

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The novels — the first of which, "The Strain," was published in 2009 — follow the efforts of Centers for Disease Control employee Dr.  Ephraim Goodweather to save New York City from a vampiric virus that's contaminating the city, after a Boeing 777 makes a mysterious arrival at JFK.

Deadline first reported the news of the "Strain" negotiations.