Hurt fights vam­pires

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GUILLERMO Del Toro’s vam­pire novel The Strain is head­ing to TV with a cast headed by vet­eran Bri­tish ac­tor John Hurt. The Mex­i­can di­rec­tor co-wrote the orig­i­nal book with Chuck Ho­gan and it spawned two se­quels – The Fall and The Night Eter­nal. Del Toro is now trans­form­ing his books into a TV se­ries. He has hired Hurt to tackle one of the lead roles op­po­site The Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin, along with Les­lie Hope, Corey Stoll and Roger Cross. The sci-fi drama fol­lows a group of sci­en­tists caught up in a vi­ral epi­demic which turns hu­mans into vam­pires, and it is in de­vel­op­ment for US ca­ble net­work FX.

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