As we talked about a couple of days ago here at Screen Rant, Guillermo del Toro is going to be a busy man for the next eight years, with such projects as the two-part adaptation of The Hobbit, a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde movie, and an adaptation of the classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five. Included on his to-do list is co-writing (along with Chuck Hogan) a trilogy of vampire novels called The Strain (how the heck does he find the time to do all of this stuff?).

The first novel in the trilogy is set to be released early next week, and to get people excited for it, del Toro and Hogan have decided to give us a teaser trailer (that’s right, a video trailer for a book – strange). It’s pretty full-on, with strong language and gory images abound. So needless to say – [warning: the following video contains the equivalent of R-rated language and gore]:

“Think more along the lines of a man with a black cape, fangs, and a funny accent… now take away the cape, the fangs, and the funny accent… in fact, take away anything funny about it at all.”

Man, that sounded awesome…

It’s a very cool idea to have a video teaser for a novel, particularly when it has content that is prime for striking visuals and cool-sounding delivery of the lines. If del Toro wasn’t so busy with a million other cinematic projects, I would say that he’ll offer himself up to adapt these vampire novels into movies.

In fact, I’m calling it now – somewhere down the line, del Toro will be involved in some capacity with the inevitable adaptation of The Strain trilogy. Just you watch.

What do you think of this teaser video for the first book in the vampire trilogy The Strain? Would you like to see Guillermo del Toro be the one to adapt them to the big-screen, if that ever happens?

The first novel in The Strain trilogy is set to be released next Tuesday, June 2nd.

Sources: Cinematical and Wired

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