Richard Abate Sells Guillermo Del Toro Vampire Trilogy to William Morrow

del092508 Richard Abate Sells Guillermo Del Toro Vampire Trilogy to William MorrowRichard Abate, the Endeavor Talent Agency’s man in New York, has sold a trilogy about vampires by film director Guillermo Del Toro and thriller author Chuck Hogan to the William Morrow imprint of HarperCollins. You can be sure this was a multi-million dollar deal, with an advance somewhere in the neighborhood of the $3 million dollars Mr. Abate got from Crown last spring for the Tim Kring/Dale Peck trilogy.

According to an announcement from HarperCollins, the first novel in Mr. Del Toro’s series will launch next summer, and will center on "the invasion of New York City by a vampiric virus."