'A People's History of the Vampire Uprising' Is Going to Be Like 'World War Z' With Vampires

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 - 3:23PM
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 - 3:23PM
'A People's History of the Vampire Uprising' Is Going to Be Like 'World War Z' With Vampires
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The production company 21 Laps is on quite the hot streak lately. In the last year, they've put together the sci-fi hit Arrival and been the driving force behind everyone's favorite new Netflix series, Stranger Things. Now they've announced their latest project and it sounds like a doozy: a sort of World War Z that involves vampires instead of zombies.

Based around the book A People's History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond Villareal, the project started a bidding war that ended up in the six figures, which is surprising since the author hasn't even published the first of four proposed novels yet. Structured in a similar style to World War Z, the new project will involve a sprawling narrative told from multiple points of view, including scientists, gossip columnists, and even a civil rights attorney. All these stories will apparently weave together to give an in-depth look at how vampires came to dominate society.

In A People's History, vampires now refer to themselves as Gloamings, or twilight people, and apparently attempt to assimilate into human culture through legal means—the story makes mention of a Gloaming Equal Rights Act. However, as with most things involving mythical beings and the human race, relations take a turn for the worse and it all ends in a violent, epic confrontation. 

No schedule has been mentioned as of yet for the forthcoming movie, though the opening volume in Villareal's four-book narrative is expected to be released sometime next year.
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