Variety reports that Academy award nominated screenwriter John Logan (The Aviator) has signed a seven figure deal to adapt the Justin Cronin vampire novel The Passage. The project is being developed by Ridley Scott for Fox 2000.
The novel involves a government experiment on a series of terminally patients who are mysteriously cured by bat bites. The experiments, hoping to find a wonder drug, unleashes a vampire apocalypse.
The Passage is part of a three novel series which Fox acquired two years ago in a highly publicized seven figure deal. The novel will be published in the summer of 2010.