Jim Jarmusch Making Vampire Film with Michael Fassbender & More
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?