Le film THE FIREMAN tiré de Joe Hill sera réalisé par un français !
Le site Syfy nous apprend aujourd’hui que l’adaptation envisagée du roman THE FIREMAN de Joe Hill, toujours inédit car sortira en mai en version originale, sera réalisée par un français : Louis Leterrier, à l’origine du film Insaisissables (Now You See Me).
Une bande annonce promotionnelle et les premiers chapitres du livre THE FIREMAN de Joe Hill sont disponibles sur un site de l’éditeur.
Le synopsis de ce roman post-apocalyptique n’est pas sans rappeler le roman LE FLEAU de Stephen King. Le site Syfy introduit le roman comme étant « une histoire à mi-chemin entre Fahrenheit 451 et The Last Of Us (jeu vidéo) ».
En attendant la sortie de THE FIREMAN nous vous redonnons la présentation de l’éditeur :
From the award-winning, bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman
“Quite simply the best horror writer of our generation.” — Michael Koryta
“Hill is a terrific writer with a great imagination. He has a special talent for taking us and his characters to very weird places.” — USA Today
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 Firemans secrets before her life — and that of her unborn child — goes up in smoke.
Profitons-en également pour rappeler qu’AMC envisage de créer une série autour du roman NOSFERA2 de Joe Hill, et qu’ils sont actuellement à la recherche d’un scénariste.