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Blood: The Last Vampire

18/05/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Sony Pictures tells the Nest that they have picked up rights for Blood: The Last Vampire. Blood: The Last Vampire should hit US cinemas summer 2009.

Directed by Chris Nahon of Empire of the Wolves, and Kiss of the Dragon fame, Blood: The Last Vampire is an English language live-action feature movie based on the Japanese anime of the same name.

Blood: The Last Vampire

Gianna (aka My Sassy Girl, Daisy) stars in the film as Saya, a 400-year-old demon-hunting vampire slayer working undercover in Japan for a secret organization, during a mission set in the Vietnam War era.

The cast also includes Koyuki (of The Last Samurai fame), Michael Byrne (Gangs of New York), Colin Salmon (Resident Evil, Punisher: War Zone), and Allison Miller. The film features stunt choreographed by Cory 'Transporter 3 Yuen, is produced by Bill Kong and Abel Nahmias, with the screenplay by Chris Chow.

Bill Kong said, “We had a great collaboration with Sony Pictures in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and we feel so excited to work with them again. Blood: the Last Vampire is action-packed and powerful, and we can’t wait to show this movie to audiences over the world."

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