Will Smith Attached to Biblically-Inspired 'The Legend of Cain'
After reporting that international superstar Will Smith had added yet another project to his production company's future slate, we mentioned there were no less than 30 projects he was somehow involved in as either an actor or a producer. Now Deadline throws another one into they mix as they report that Smith is attached to star and produce The Legend of Cain, a new retelling of the sibling rivalry between Biblical brothers Cain and Abel. However, rather than just picking up the Bible and adapting it, this apparently has some sort of twist involving vampires. Oh no… Could Cain or Abel be from a long line of bloodsuckers?
It's unclear if Smith would become a vampire himself in this Biblically-inspired movie, or if maybe he'll be battling one. It wouldn't be too far off from his previous role as the lone surviving hero in I Am Legend. As much as I'd like to see an interesting twist on a familiar story as the conflict between Cain and Abel, does it really have to be vampires? Someone needs to bury a stake in the heart of this trend soon, because I don't think Will Smith can even make me interested in them again. This is still in the early stages of development though since no studio or director is attached, but we'll keep you posted as this one develops. Interested?