Writers JD Payne And Patrick McKay On For A People’s History Of The Vampire Uprising Adaptation

Writers JD Payne and Patrick McKay

by James White |
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World War Z, in novel form at least, is a sprawling story of undead encounters told from different points of view. Switch the subject matter to the fang club and you've got some idea of what A People's History Of The Vampire's Uprising is all about. 20th Century Fox and Shawn Levy's 21 Laps company have now hired writers JD Payne and Patrick McKay to adapt Raymond Villareal's upcoming novel.

Deadline also likens the story, which 21 Laps picked up back in February to Traffic, and the title describes the concept pretty much perfectly. Villareal's novel aims to put a new spin on the usual vampire mythology by charting the spread of a worldwide epidemic as seen by different people. Now all we have to wonder is whether this will be a straight adaptation of the novel or something that remixes it a la the World War Z movie.

Payne and McKay have already written one film for Levy, having worked on Deadliest Warrior, set up at Paramount. As for the actual novel of Vampire Uprising, that isn't set to hit shelves until next summer.

A People's History Of The Vampire Uprising: World War Z With Fangs

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