Del Toro adapts Hater
Guillero del Toro is set to adapt a novel called Hater by David Moody (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) which sees a panic in society as people become violent killers for absolutely no reason and without warning.
The attacks are totally unprovoked and the worst thing is that you could become a killer without a second's warning.
The premise sounds interesting to begin with, but I really do hope that there's something a bit stronger there in the story, otherwise we're just going to be faced with random acts of violence. I'm sure there is something more to it though, especially since it's Guillermo del Toro.
The outline from Amazon through Jo Blo tells us a little more about the story:
"Society is rocked by a sudden increase in the number of violent assaults on individuals. Christened 'Haters' by the media, the attackers strike without warning. Their attacks are brutal, remorseless and extreme. There are no apparent links between the Haters or their victims and no obvious reason for their violence. In seconds rational, controlled people become vicious killers. Everyone - irrespective of race, gender, age, sexuality or any other imaginable difference - has the potential to become either a Hater or a victim. This is a terror which knows no boundaries. You can no longer trust anyone, no matter how well you think you know them. You can no longer trust yourself. By the end of today you could be a killer. By the end of today you could be dead."
Sounds interesting, but there has to be more to the story to keep the interest. Has anyone read the book and can tell us more?