Midway through filming my demo reel, one of my actors, Jorge Ramirez, suggested that I would like a book called “The Strain” by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. This was several months before my trip to NYC in October of 2012 and I didn’t know it was a trilogy until he brought me all three books at once. I read the first book in a single night and the other two in less than a week.
One of the most addictive elements of the books was New York City; the two authors described the city in exquisite detail – underground stretches of abandoned subway lines in particular. I didn’t have enough time to try and see much of anything from the books that fascinated me but last night, Jorge made it possible for me to see an old film I had always meant to see, “Mimic” and I vividly remembered the detail of The Strain trilogy’s exploration of New York.
And “The Strain” is going to be a series on FX….and here’s a link to one of the teaser trailers….