By Eugene Hernandez | Indiewire May 1, 2009 at 1:11AM
Chris Nahon's "Blood: The Last Vampire" is coming to U.S. theaters this summer, following a domestic deal by the Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group (SPWAG). Sony has tapped Samuel Goldwyn Films for the theatrical release, hyping, in a statement, "This film will absolutely blow audiences away."
An English language live-action feature based on the original Japanese anime film, "Blood" was produced Bill Kong and Abel Nahmias, written by Chris Chow, and features stunt choreographed by Cory Yuen (Transporter 3, Red Cliff).
It is described as the story of, "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 film's 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").
"We had a great collaboration with Sony Pictures in 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon', and we feel so excited to work with them again," touted acclaimed producer Bill Kong, from East Wing Holdings Corp., "'Blood: the Last Vampire' is action-packed and powerful, and we can't wait to show this movie to audiences over the world."