It was announced today that Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has picked up domestic media rights for East Wing Holdings Corp. and SAJ’s Blood: The Last Vampire, which we’ve been covering pretty heavily here in B-D. Samuel Goldwyn Films will release the feature film in theatres later this summer, until then you can check out the official website, or watch the trailer beyond the break.Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group (SPWAG) has picked up domestic media rights for East Wing Holdings Corp. and SAJ’s Blood: The Last Vampire. The announcement was made by Adrian Alperovich, SPWAG’s Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager, along with Scott Shooman, SPWAG Vice President, Acquisitions and Productions, who brokered the deal with East Wing’s Bill Kong (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero).
Samuel Goldwyn Films will release the feature film Blood: The Last Vampire in theatres later this summer.
Directed by Chris Nahon (Empire of the Wolves, Kiss of the Dragon), Blood: The Last Vampire brings to life an English language live-action feature movie of the original Japanese anime feature film. 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.
“We are thrilled to extend our long-standing relationship with Producer Bill Kong and our partners at Samuel Goldwyn,” said Adrian Alperovich, SPWAG. “This film will absolutely blow audiences away.”
“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,” remarked Bill Kong.
Echoes Meyer Gottlieb, President, Samuel Goldwyn Films: “We feel extremely fortunate to once again collaborate with our friends at Sony. Blood is incredibly entertaining with some of the most exciting action sequences I’ve ever seen on film. Audiences are in for a real treat.”