No doubt due to his complete lack of upcoming film projects, my favourite Mexican film director Guillermo Del Toro is set to move into the book industry with a 'vampire trilogy' to be published through HarperCollins:
The first book in the as-yet-untitled series, 'The Strain', concerns the invasion of New York City by a vampiric virus, mysteriously emanating from a plane touching down at JFK airport... The Strain will have a worldwide publication date in summer 2009, with the release dates of the following two books to be confirmed.
Del Toro sounds like the kind of guy that would be right at home here on TDG (I'm sure RPJ would buy him a beer or three).
Previously on TDG: Guillermo Del Toro discusses how paranormal events have shaped his worldview.