Live-Action Blood Film Debuts on Chiller TV
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The American horror television station Chiller TV is hosting the American television premiere of Chris Nahon's live-action film adaptation of the Blood: The Last Vampire anime film on Friday at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. ET. Director Hiroyuki Kitakubo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Roujin Z) and Production I.G animated the original film. In the new film, South Korea's Jeon Ji-hyun (under her English name, Gianna Jun) plays Saya, a sword-wielding girl hunting down supernatural creatures. Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell films, Mobile Police Patlabor) conceived the original anime's story with screenwriter Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of The East). Chris Chow adapted the story for East Wing Holdings Corp. and SAJ's live-action version. The film opened in Japan in May 2009 and then opened in the U.S. in July 2009.