Worth Watching - Mar 7: Blood: The Last Vampire Trailer
by Alex Billington
March 7, 2009
There's a trend of turning anime into live-action that's currently brewing in Hollywood (e.g. Akira, Ghost in the Shell). One of the first to arrive is Blood: The Last Vampire, an adaptation of anime from 2000 about a vampire who hunts demons with some samurai swords. I know what everyone's initial reaction to this is right now - but save it, you need to watch this trailer first. If you're not more impressed than you were before watching it, then you're more than welcome to say whatever you want, but I'm certain most of you might actually think this looks pretty good. That is, only if you like sword fighting and demon hunting!
Thanks to reader Christopher M. for sending this over, or else we might've missed some awesome sword fighting goodness! I just hope it actually turns out as good as it looks in this trailer, because that's rare.
Watch the international trailer for Blood: The Last Vampire:
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.
Blood: The Last Vampire is directed by French filmmaker Chris Nahon, of Kiss of the Dragon and Empire of the Wolves previously. The adaptation was written by Chris Chow and the screenplay was written by Kenji Kamiyama (original Blood: The Last Vampire anime, Ghost in the Shell) and Ronny Yu (The Bride with White Hair, The Phantom Lover). Blood: The Last Vampire was originally an anime first released in 2000. Universal is distributing this in the US, although they have not announced a release date just yet.