“Punisher” and “Hannibal” Producer Adapting Vampire Book “The String Diaries” for TV

Steve Lightfoot The String Diaries

May 30, 2024

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com

Hold onto your garlic and wooden stakes because Steve Lightfoot, the showrunner behind Netflix’s “The Punisher” and producer of “Hannibal,” is diving headfirst into the world of supernatural thrillers. Lightfoot’s next project? A TV adaptation of Stephen Lloyd Jones’ chilling novel, “The String Diaries.”

This isn’t just any adaptation deal. Lightfoot’s involvement with “The String Diaries” reflects a growing trend: bringing lesser-known novels to life on the screen. RubyRock Pictures, the production company behind the upcoming Netflix series “Geek Girl” starring “House of the Dragon’s” Emily Carey, is partnering with Lightfoot on “The String Diaries.”

But wait, there’s more! RubyRock isn’t stopping with just “The String Diaries.” They’ve also announced an adaptation of Justin Somper’s “Vampirates” book series. This swashbuckling saga follows twins separated at birth who end up on rival ships. “The String Diaries” and “Vampirates” fit perfectly into RubyRock’s mission: to unearth novels with passionate fan bases that deserve the spotlight.

Get ready for a feast for bookworms! The world of streaming services is brimming with book adaptations. Apple TV+, who previously collaborated with Lightfoot on “Shantaram,” is currently airing “Dark Matter,” a sci-fi series based on Blake Crouch’s mind-bending novel. This show, starring Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Connelly, follows a bewildered physics professor who wakes up to a life turned upside down.

Looking ahead, there’s also the highly anticipated film adaptation of Andy Weir’s “Project Hail Mary,” starring Ryan Gosling. This story follows an amnesiac astronaut who wakes up on a spaceship hurtling through space, tasked with saving humanity.

So, whether you crave supernatural chills, pirate adventures, or mind-bending sci-fi, there’s a book adaptation on the horizon to quench your thirst. And with Steve Lightfoot at the helm of “The String Diaries,” this latest project will surely be one to watch.


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