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Mulcahy from zombies to Vampires

VampireTeeth.jpgRussell Mulcahy directed Resident Evil: Extinction and is working on The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian, will direct Zen in the Art of Slaying Vampires (Amazon.com).

The film is adapted from the Steven-Elliot Altman novel, the first in a series of three surprisingly enough, by the novelist himself.

At the same time, in a rather reverse move from the Resident Evil series, a videogame will be made from the film and script.

Interestingly the story from Variety tells us that Steven-Elliot Altman is also adapting the videogame Joust into some form of intelligent script. Good luck with that one then.

Zen in the Art of Slaying Vampires tells the story of a man who is turned into a vampire when he and his lover are attacked in lower Manhattan. She dies and he struggles and tries to overcome his new found thirst for blood and murderous temper through the simple act of Zen meditation.

According to the story a struggle then develops for his soul between the Zen masters and the vampires – I wrote campires there!

Sounds interesting, and hints at a novel I just read called Already Dead (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) by Charlie Huston, itself being made into a film. Still, we can't get enough of Vampires can we?



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