A vampire draught might not a reality after all if the number of vampire films coming soon or in production is any indication. But what about the rumored longshots? Collected below are just a few vampire films in development, starting with one film that has the most certain future though a release date and details are scarce.
A teenage girl discovers here private school houses a vampire coven. Rumor has it Innocence has been filmed and is now in post-production. While no release date has been announced, the movie is expected this year. Innocence is reportedly based on the novel by Jane Mendelsohn, however I haven’t been able to confirm the novel is about vampires, while every reference to the movie mentions the vampire theme. Innocence was expected at Sundance but didn’t show.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Absolute Angels is described as a female remake of The Lost Boys, and follows a high school outside who is invited to join the cheerleading squad, only to discover the girls are a pack of vampires.
Several attempts at remaking the classic 1987 film have been started over the years, even including the original director and writer Kathryn Bigelow in the production. A 2008 version was partly shot, stop and restarted with a revised script and new cast, but ultimately never completed. In 2011 another remake was in the works for a 2012 release but that hasn’t come to pass either. While also set in the 80s, the remake was meant to focus on three vampire teenagers travelling along route 66, but there were rumors of this being a prequel and with some of the original cast (who have aged over 20 years, which immortal vampires tend not to do).
Based on the 2007 novel of the same name, Fangland the film was announced the same year then shelved due to the screen writers strike and the economic crisis. The story follows a television producer who travels to Romania for an interview with a notorious European arms dealer, only to find him a modern-day Dracula. A second attempt went into development in 2010 and is clearly taking its time. Originally John Carpenter was leading the project but it has been reported Wex Craven is now at the helm.