In a previous article, I shared vampire films rumored to be in development, one of which is meant to be released this year. The following films are said to be filmed and ready for cinemas, one has even been screened (Byzantium) and one is ready to premiere at Cannes.
Covered in a separate article, Byzantium is expected this June. Eleanor and Clara have been vampires for over 200 years, and when they descend upon a rundown hotel in a small seaside town they bring deadly havoc with them.
Only Lovers Left Alive
This vampire movie starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and Anton Yelchin will hopefully be released before the end of 2013. It was just announced that Only Lovers Left Alive would be included in the 2013 Cannes Film Festival set for this May. The story focuses on two vampires Eve and Adam (Swinton and Hiddleston), who have been in love for centuries, and Eve’s wild and untamed younger sister, Ava (Wasikowska).
I covered Rufus before, a Canadian vampire film starring English actor Rory J. Saper, which I’m really looking forward to seeing. Rufus doesn’t sleep, eat or drink, except blood. He doesn’t age or feel the passage of time, even after hundreds of years. Rufus isn’t sure what he is, at least he can be sure there are no such things as vampires. At last look, Rufus is scheduled for release this summer, though it had its premiere last September.
Based on the series of novels, Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters is the first adaptation in the series about Rose Hathaway, a half human/half vampire sent to St. Vladimir’s Academy to train to become the bodyguard to her friend Moroi. She leaves to defeat full immortal vampires. Then I think she falls in love with one of the vampires, you know, cause it’s a teen novel. Vampire Academy is set for a Valentine’s day 2014 release.
There are a lot of names attached to this project but details are few. The story follows a broken-down sheriff who is forced to team up with a vampire hunter in order to stop an undead evil from consuming their 1892 New Mexican frontier town. Mary Lambert is directing the film which is said to star Rachael Leigh Cook, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elizabeth Hurley, Thomas Kretschmann and William Baldwin.