Evidence suggests that Netflix and Guillermo del Toro may be teaming up on a Suzy McKee Charnas adaptation. The Vampire Tapestry. Details are extremely limited at the moment, but this is all we know.
On February 8, 2023, a new copyright registration was filed for a project involving Necropia, Inc. and Netflix Entertainment, LLC. Necropia, Inc. is the special effects production company co-founded by Guillermo del Toro who worked on the incredible stop-motion pinocchio movie for Netflix.
The news comes via a new public copyright filing titled “Vampire Tapestry; film project”, which we can assume will be the adaptation of the 1980 novel by Suzy McKee Charnas The Vampire Tapestry. The deal is between Necropia and Netflix.
Guillermo del Toro, as you may know, is working with Netflix under an overall agreement reached in 2020. Since then, he’s worked on Cabinet of Curiosities (it’s unclear if he’ll return for a season 2), the Oscar-nominated Pinocchio and, according to reports, reports, working next on a doctor frankenstein movie.
In what form this project will come (or if it’s simply Netflix picking on the project for potential development) it’s too early to tell. Guillermo del Toro’s personal role in the project is also unknown.
What is The Vampire Tapestry?
The Vampire Tapestry is a 1980 horror novel by American author Suzy McKee Charnas.
The story centers on an incredibly ancient vampire, Dr. Edward Weyland, who works as a professor of anthropology. Weyland must prey on humanity to survive, but he is curious about his own nature and struggles to understand who and what he is.
Guillermo del Toro tweeted about the vampire book giving his take on the novel in December 2016, and suffice it to say; he’s clearly a fan.
Vampire Tapestry: One of the best vampire books ever written. Now published by the best genre publisher of all time.
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) December 28, 2016
This isn’t the first time Guillermo del Toro has been involved in a project involving the Vampire subgenre of horror and fantasy, as he co-created the FX Network series. The tension, which is based on the novel he co-wrote with Chuck Hogan. Del Toro directed several episodes, but was one of the writers and executive producers of the series.
As for Netflix, this wouldn’t be their first roundup with Vampires, either. To date, Netflix has been directly involved in the production and/or distribution of a total of 14 projects that have involved Vampires;
- blood red sky
- Day shift
- First murder
- night teeth
- Post Mortem: No one dies in Skarnes
- Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
- v wars
- vampire in the garden
- Vampires in the Bronx
- halsing van
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