Justin Cronin’s The Passage headed to the Big Screen

Ah vampire novel adaptations never die as the much praised Justin Cronin epic The Passage is now headed to cinemas via the power pairing of Ridley Scott (Alien: Covenant) and Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In, War of the Planet of the Apes). The film is being set up at 20th Century Fox’s Fox-2000 shingle.

The Passage is the first novel in a trilogy of books which includes The Twelve and The City of Mirrors.

Synopsis: An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.