Images from Blood: The Last Vampire Live-Action Movie

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The first image from French director Chris Nahon’s live-action remake of the Japanese anime “Blood: The Last Vampire” has finally surfaced on the net via Jeon Ji Hyun Online, who posted this black and white image from the movie (thumbnail to your left, bigger version below) and a couple of behind-the-scenes images of Jeon Ji Hyun in action. It looks like a template for an upcoming movie poster, although I hope not, because the image, well, doesn’t exactly pop, even if they added color. Then again, it could just be a test image or something benign like that, so there’s really no point in reading too much into it.

A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon is disguise.

The film will mark the English-language debut of Korean superstar Jeon Ji-hyun, here working under the name Gianna Jun. “Blood: The Last Vampire” co-stars Allison Miller, Masiela Lusha, Colin Salmon, and Koyuki, and is scheduled for a 2008 release.

First Image from Blood: The Last Vampire Live-Action Movie

Blood: The Last Vampire Live-Action Movie

Image from Blood: The Last Vampire Live-Action Movie

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  • Mark Walker

    Gianna Jun looks great as Saya, the image of her by the train looks like its jumped straight out of the anime. Hope the actual movie can live upto the quality of the original.

  • Mark Walker

    Gianna Jun looks great as Saya, the image of her by the train looks like its jumped straight out of the anime. Hope the actual movie can live upto the quality of the original.

  • Jim

    I freaked out when i heard about the live action movie !!!Gianna will make an awesome Saya.Hrmmmm……i haven’t seen any news about who else is in the movie.For instance…Haji….Ryku….Kai…etc….if anyone has any news please let me know.Oh BTW on Monday December 17th @11:00pm Pacific time,the Sci-fi channel is going to show the animated Blood:The last vampire (which i have yet to see…CANT WAIT till monday)

  • Jim

    I freaked out when i heard about the live action movie !!!Gianna will make an awesome Saya.Hrmmmm……i haven’t seen any news about who else is in the movie.For instance…Haji….Ryku….Kai…etc….if anyone has any news please let me know.Oh BTW on Monday December 17th @11:00pm Pacific time,the Sci-fi channel is going to show the animated Blood:The last vampire (which i have yet to see…CANT WAIT till monday)

  • Jaylynn

    UGh i’m sooo disappointed. they made “gianna” jun look really bad in the movie. it looks like they just grabbed some random japanese/asian school girl from high school. I’ve seen WAAAYYY better aya cosplays and they’re amatures too so what is up with this cast… Also it said the majority of the movie is in english. this better not be like memoirs of a geisha with bad broken english. I seriously cant take those movies seriously. I love Blood the Last vampire and Blood+ and i’m definitely going to see this movie in theaters even if it gets crappy review s and what not. but enough with my rambling. just saying the images are a HUGE disappointment to me. :(

  • Jaylynn

    UGh i’m sooo disappointed. they made “gianna” jun look really bad in the movie. it looks like they just grabbed some random japanese/asian school girl from high school. I’ve seen WAAAYYY better aya cosplays and they’re amatures too so what is up with this cast… Also it said the majority of the movie is in english. this better not be like memoirs of a geisha with bad broken english. I seriously cant take those movies seriously. I love Blood the Last vampire and Blood+ and i’m definitely going to see this movie in theaters even if it gets crappy review s and what not. but enough with my rambling. just saying the images are a HUGE disappointment to me. :(

  • stel

    haah ya i never have high hopes for live action films.. they simply can’t recreate or deliver the artistic aspects intended by the original creators.

  • stel

    haah ya i never have high hopes for live action films.. they simply can’t recreate or deliver the artistic aspects intended by the original creators.

  • stel

    i mean even a screen full of spilled blood would look good in an anime because it’s art.. how are you gonna recreate the same touch for every single drop of liquid blood in live action film, or make a good 3D rework that seems authentic? you simply can’t with today’s skills.. one day the skills will finally catch up perhaps.. and we can have good live action films.. perhaps by 3d animators.

    • Charys

      If there were 3d animators reworking it… It would still be an animation though really… To be honest, I think re-making anything thats already there is a bit of a silly idea. It’s just pointless repetition in the end. But, If they are going to re-do it, Why would they keep it the same as the origional? Then it would just be a copy… not a remake. Technically its not even trying to recreate… It’s just the same story line. An adaptation… I’m going to be quiet now because in all honesty i’m not that bothered. Just wait, watch it and then complain. Or, don’t bother seeing it at all. It’s not going to be the end of the world.

  • stel

    i mean even a screen full of spilled blood would look good in an anime because it’s art.. how are you gonna recreate the same touch for every single drop of liquid blood in live action film, or make a good 3D rework that seems authentic? you simply can’t with today’s skills.. one day the skills will finally catch up perhaps.. and we can have good live action films.. perhaps by 3d animators.

    • Charys

      If there were 3d animators reworking it… It would still be an animation though really… To be honest, I think re-making anything thats already there is a bit of a silly idea. It’s just pointless repetition in the end. But, If they are going to re-do it, Why would they keep it the same as the origional? Then it would just be a copy… not a remake. Technically its not even trying to recreate… It’s just the same story line. An adaptation… I’m going to be quiet now because in all honesty i’m not that bothered. Just wait, watch it and then complain. Or, don’t bother seeing it at all. It’s not going to be the end of the world.