Monday, February 28, 2011

Jimmi Simpson joins Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter‎

Jimmi Simpson will be joining Ben Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, and Mary Elisabeth Winstead in the movie adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Simpson will play Josh Speed, Lincoln’s personal assistant and close friend.

Production's just about to start, and the film will see release on June 22, 2012. Timur Bekmambetov's directing from a script adapted by the book's original author Grahame-Smith, and Tim Burton is producing.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Julianne Moore and Abigail Breslin to star vampire thriller Innocence

Innocence, vampire -themed thriller tah will be directed by Hilary Brougher, is based on Jane Mendelsohn's 2000 novel of the same name, and will star Abigail Breslin opposite Julianne Moore. Breslin will play Beckett, “a recently bereaved teenage girl who finds herself the focus of everyone’s attention at her elitist private school, which is home to a nest of vampires.”

For some reason, as a book, Jane Menelsohn's Innocence was never marketed as a novel about vampires. You can bet the movie will be, though.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Stake Land to be released in April

Stake Land, written by Jim Mickle and Nick Damici and directed by Jim Mickle (Mulberry Street), takes place following a global spread of vampirism. Kelly McGillis plays a nun who joins a small team of survivors (including Nick Damici, Danielle Harris and Conor Paolo) as they make a treacherous journey north to safety through the war-torn U.S. McGillis' character, "Sister," faces a crisis of faith during the vampire bloodshed, ultimately taking up arms to do battle with her newly formed family unit.

IFC Midnight is partnering with MPI Media Group, and its subsidiary Dark Sky Films has announced release date as the April 22. IFC will give it a nationwide theatrical platform release and day-and-date VOD launch on April 22.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Couple of previews of Vampire Diaries episode The Dinner Party

Coming up tomorrow, on February 17th in The Vampire Diaries episode titled ‘The Dinner Party’ Damon tries to get Elijah off guard, so he arranges a dinner party for him and invites Jenna, Alaric and Andie along, but some last-minute information throws Damon's plan into confusion.
Add aflashback to 1864 once more, as Stefan reveals new information about his former self to Elena. Turns out, it took the influence of a certain individual to get him on track to become the vampire he is today.

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'Twilight: Eclipse' Director David Slade Making Another Vampire Movie

David Slade is currently in talks to direct the upcoming vampire adventure The Last Voyage of Demeter while Jude Law is reportedly in talks for a lead role.

Noomi Rapace has already signed onto play a stowaway aboard the Demeter, with Ben Kingsley committed to the project as well. The story Follows the ill-fated crew aboard the merchant ship Demeter which carried Dracula's coffin from Transylvania to England only to arrive at port with no survivors aboard.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Eva Green to join Dark Shadows cast

Eva Green ("CASINO ROYALE", "KINGDOM OF HEAVEN") is in talks to join the cast of Tim Burton's "DARK SHADOWS" for Warner Bros. Pictures. A feature adaption of the classic 1960s soap opera, the film stars Johnny Depp as vampire Barnabas Collins.

This will be the fifth version of the Dark Shadows story to be told (sixth if you count the Gold Key comic book from the sixties). There was the original soap opera (which Barnabas didn’t become a part of until the second season, though he has since become its most enduring character), two feature films in the seventies, the revival series of the early nineties, and a failed pilot for The CW from 2004. Dark Shadows was also groundbreaking in being one of the first franchises to show the vampire in a sympathetic light, hating his existence and longing for his humanity. It also followed Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend as showing vampirism as a medical disorder.