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Live-Action Blood: The Last Vampire Teaser Streamed

posted on 2009-02-13 17:15 EST
Remake of Oshii and Kitakubo's anime to open in Japan on May 29

The Yahoo! Japan website has begun streaming a 31-second teaser for Chris Nahon and Pathé's live-action film adaptation of Mamoru Oshii and Hiroyuki Kitakubo's Blood: The Last Vampire anime. The screenplay is credited to the Production I.G anime's Kenji Kamiyama and Hong Kong's Ronny Yu. South Korea's Jeon Ji-hyun (under the credited name of Gianna Jun) plays the main character Saya, a 16-year-old sword-wielding girl hunting down supernatural creatures. Japanese actress Koyuki plays her opponent Onigen.

The film will open in Japan on May 29 (under the title Last Blood), in the United Kingdom on June 12, and then in France on June 17. No American release plans for the movie have been officially announced yet. The Korean news website Star News reported last August that Universal Pictures acquired the domestic distribution rights, but the reported 2009 American release date is unconfirmed.

Thank you to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

Source: Project Hyper-Ball blog via IMDB.com


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