We learned that Samuel Goldwyn had nabbed the U.S. rights to Chris Nahon’s live-action adaptation of “Blood: The Last Vampire” in March, but we didn’t get any release date then. That’s changed, because we’ve just been informed that the distributor plans to release “Blood” later this Summer, which would put it in line with the film’s Japanese release on May 29.
Coming to theaters this summer from Samuel Goldwyn Films, Blood: The Last Vampire brings to life an English language live-action feature movie of the original Japanese anime feature film from a producer of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero. Gianna (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, on a mission in the Vietnam War era. The cast also includes Koyuki (The Last Samurai, Always: Sunset on Third Street), Michael Byrne (Beyond the Sea, Gangs of New York), Colin Salmon (Resident Evil, Punisher: War Zone, Clubbed), and Allison Miller (“Kings”). The film features stunt choreographed by Cory Yuen (Transporter 3, Red Cliff), is produced by Bill Kong and Abel Nahmias, with screenplay by Chris Chow.
Starring Gianna Jun, Masiela Lusha, Allison Miller, Liam Cunningham, JJ Feild, Koyuki, Michael Byrne, Colin Salmon, and Andrew Pleavin. Chris Nahon directs.
Here’s the official U.S. trailer for the movie:
Check out the “Blood: The Last Vampire” official site.
Get ready for blood later this Summer.