Blood: The Last Vampire teaser online
I saw the animé version of Blood: The Last Vampire some time ago and liked the story and wished there was a bigger story there, well some time ago we heard that there was a live action version in the works and that it was cast, and after that we heard little more.
Well now there's a teaser online for the film and it's looking rather stylish with some great action moments and moody screen stares.
The original Blood: The Last Vampire animé carries the following blurb for the story:
“Japan, 1966. Saya is part of a secret team destroying daemons. She is sent undercover as a student at the Yokota Air Base in Fussa-shi, Tokyo, just before Halloween. She discovers that two of her classmates are vampires in disguise just as they are preparing to attack the school nurse; meanwhile, her colleagues have discovered another vampire acting as a bartender in the local red-light district. A spectacular battle ensues.”
Now the live action version of Blood: The Last Vampire carries the following blurb, and fans of the original are sure to be thinking some positive thoughts after reading this.
“A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon is disguise.”
Well that sounds very similar, and I suspect that the toned down scope of the live-action blurb is merely holding back from revealing the full story which will come out in the film. What I do hope though is that they build on the story and deliver something that isn't just a brief glimpse at a bigger story. With some effort this could be a good film, and indeed lead to a franchise.
What looks so good about the teaser found through Quiet Earth is the action, with William Kong who delivered some amazing work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero and House of Flying Daggers, why wouldn't you expect anything less?