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Jim Jarmusch Making Vampire Film with Michael Fassbender & More

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May 16, 2011
Source: Screen Daily

Jim Jarmusch

After directing a unique assortment of films including The Limits of Control, Broken Flowers and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, it looks like director Jim Jarmusch will venture into vampire territory. Screen Daily reports the filmmaker is set to helm a vampire centric feature with Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton and Mia Wasikowska as bloodsuckers. Jarmusch describes the film himself as a “crypto-vampire love story,” so it's your average genre film, and is exactly the kind of peculiar film we've come to expect from Jarmusch. The film doesn't yet have a title, but is slated to shoot sometime early next year.

The director says, "I’ve been imagining this film for years.  I can’t wait to now realise it with these remarkable collaborators.” In addition to the aforementioned cast, it's also said that John Hurt will have some sort of "feature role." I have to say, even though there's been a barrage of vampire films in recent years, having a director like Jarmusch tackle the same subject matter with this kind of cast certainly makes me less inclined to gripe about it. We'll try to keep you posted as this project develops. Interested?

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  • Jericho
     NO MORE VAMPIRE LOVE STORIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Voice of Reason
    Jim, i loves ya, but i want more from your brain and celluloid than a vampire love story. If he's been imagining this movie for years, i wish he had done it years sooner. I dont need artistic vampire movies, I need a new genre all together with all these repeats, remakes, reboot and re_____.
  • grimjob
    Oh good. Another vampire movie. At least Fassbender's in it. Still probably won't see it though. 
  • Cracky
    I could easily say "no more vampire films", but when I think of Jim Jarmusch and movies like LOC and Stranger than Paradise-- I kind of get the feeling this whole genre is about to get something crazy good.
    • Cracky
      I personally don't mind when vamp films are made. They just have to be well made-- not trite and obviously made to draw crowds.
  • Lando
     While I would normally not be into YET ANOTHER vampire film, Jarmusch is another one of those artists who's work I can rely on being different and imaginative. I dig the fact that most people I know either love or hate his work, nothing in between. He never does down the middle genre or anything you would expect so I dont count on seeing Teenage metrosexual emo century 21 vampires...While I would normally not be into YET ANOTHER vampire film, Jarmusch is another one of those artists who's work I can rely on being different and imaginative. I dig the fact that most people I know either love or hate his work, nothing in between. He never does down the middle genre or anything you would expect so I dont count on seeing Teenage metrosexual emo century 21 vampires...
    • Anonymous
      agree with a lot of those above - we don't really need another vampire film. but Lando's right - this *is* Jim Jarmusch we're talking about, and it's unlikely to be conventional. i was getting jaded about Westerns before i saw Jarmusch's genuinely original and imaginative take on the genre in Dead Man. that also had a cracking cast, as this does (and i can believe Swinton is a vampire already), so this is definitely a vamp film i'd watch.
      • grimjob
        Dead Man was definitely an interesting film. You all are right. Jarmusch will bring something to this not usually seen.  
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1521390419 Natalie Toto
     Agreed- with this director I think it will be worth seeing. 
  • avi3316
    cool! finaly a intelligent vampire movie.
  • Terry Craig
    "so it's your average genre film, and is exactly the kind of peculiar film we've come to expect from Jarmusch." WHAT? This is probably the last kind of movie I'd expect from Jarmusch--really. Normally I couldn't care less about yet another vampire movie, but it's JARMUSCH we're talking about... that means this is probably going to be something very different from what we've seen so far in this "vampire" genre. Also Fassbender and Swinton are great. Definitely interested, waiting for a trailer.

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