Ronny Yu mightn’t be heading head first into a “Freddy vs Jason” sequel at all, with news he’s optioned the rights to the Japanese anime film “Blood: The Last Vampire” for a live-action movie.
The anime tells the story of a vampire hunter on a military base in Japan. Hiroyuki Kitakubo directed the original film, which was released in 2000. "They call it The Last Vampire Killer," Yu said in an interview with SciFi Wire. "You have this teenage girl. She never ages, and she always wears this high-school uniform. But she carries this huge samurai sword, and she has a mission to get rid of all these leftover vampires."
Yu said he would insist on casting a Japanese actress in the role, though he has no one in mind yet. Yu added that Blood’s period sets it apart from another teenage vampire killer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. "It takes place right after the Second World War, so I thought that is a very interesting era, because there’s so much death after the war, all this blood created all these vampires," he said.
Yu added that he plans to expand the anime film, which is only 48 minutes long, to feature length by exploring the vampire killer’s backstory. "Me and my writer, we had to go back to the origin," Yu said. "Where does she come from? What organization she’s working for? And expand that, the past history. How does it make her come to this world?"
- Story deets for Noomi Rapace starrer Rupture - April 21, 2015
- James Wan doing remake of The Entity - April 21, 2015
- Shadowhunters recruits out of Vampire Academy - April 21, 2015
- Final Trailer : The Death of Superman Lives - April 21, 2015
- Friday Night Lights star headlines S.H.I.E.L.D spin-off - April 21, 2015
- Another original returns for X-Files sequel series - April 21, 2015
- Billy Zane returns for Zoolander 2 - April 21, 2015
- Captain Marvel writers confirmed - April 21, 2015
- Pan postponed - April 21, 2015
- Full Trailer : Fantastic Four - April 20, 2015
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.