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Louis Leterrier to direct Joe Hill's The Fireman

01.11.2016by: Cody Hamman

THE FIREMAN, the latest novel from HORNS author Joe Hill, won't even be on store shelves until May 17th, but a film adaptation is already all set up at Fox, with Louis Leterrier (THE INCREDIBLE HULK, CLASH OF THE TITANS 2010) attached to direct.

Hill has described THE FIREMAN has his version of the concept at the core of his father Stephen King's famous tome The Stand. The lengthy synopsis for Hill's novel goes like this: 

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it’s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies—before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse as pragmatic as Mary Poppins, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground. Now she’s discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected. To Jakob’s dismay, Harper wants to live—at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term. At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too. . . if she can live long enough to deliver the child.

Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror. The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads—armed, self-appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore. But Harper isn’t as alone as she fears: a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted . . . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.

In the desperate season to come, as the world burns out of control, Harper must learn the Fireman’s secrets before her life—and that of her unborn child—goes up in smoke.

That sounds awesome to me, and I became even more hyped for the idea after seeing a simple little teaser trailer for the book, which I have included below.

If you'd like to get a headstart on the movie and give the book a look, it can be pre-ordered at this link.

Extra Tidbit: Are you a fan of Joe Hill's work?
Source: Deadline

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