Ridley Scott to film vampires in 'The Passage'

From Alien to vampires (albeit with a few... dozen movies in between), Ridley Scott looks to the director for The Passage, a movie based on Justin Cronin's book of the same name - a book which won't even be released until June 2010.

Scott will be working with his Gladiator screenwriter John Logan for the adaptation, but a quick trip to IMDB shows that the director has a pretty busy schedule so there's no telling when this will actually come out. Oh, and if the book sucks (in a bad way), that probably won't help, either. Although Fox 2000 must have high hopes since they shelled out seven figures for the film rights to the upcoming series.

Variety describes the plot as such: "Terminally ill patients become healthy after they are bitten by bats in South America, and the government conducts secret tests on human subjects to see if the virus can cure illness. The result is an apocalyptic unleashing of bloodthirsty vampire test subjects that include death row inmates."

-aaron sagers