Will Smith Looks to Direct Vampire Infused Tale 'Redemption of Cain'

July 12, 2012
Source: Deadline

Will Smith

Nearly two years ago to the day, we heard that Will Smith was attached to star in a film called The Legend of Cain, a story about the infamous Biblical feuding brothers Cain and Abel that somehow brought vampires into the mix, though details were scarce on the plot. At the time, no director was attached, though Smith was ready to star in the film, even though he already tackled vampires in I Am Legend. Now Deadline has word that Smith, who is also producing the film through his Overbrook Entertainment banner, is also looking to make the film, now with the working title The Redemption of Cain, his directorial debut too.

The question is just how good is this script to do something different with vampires? We already have sparkling romantic vampires, historical vampires who fight United States' presidents, suave vampires played by Colin Farrell and many more. Perhaps the feud between Cain and Abel is driven by the fact that one of them is a vampire? It's not clear, but Smiith has been developing this one for awhile, so there must be something great about it that appeals to him (and he's known to choose his projects very carefully since he only does about one a year on average). Hopefully we'll hear more soon, so stay tuned.

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  • Matt Peloquin
    Is Smith just Lazy or very picky?
    • Carpola
      I think Smith has money interests elsewhere, so doesn't always have to do movies.
  • Hazedmind
    I can see Smith making a good movie, nothing award worthy but def crazy entertaining
  • jah p
    This is a dumb idea for a movie.
  • Nick Sears
    Gosh for a second I thought it was 'Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver' prequel ...which would awesome.
  • David Banner White Wolf in on this? They were the first (many have copied since) to have Cain and Abel as the first Vampires. Does it have anything to do with Vampire: The Masquerade (pen&paper/tabletop) ?
  • Stevie H
    ... the Legacy of Kain: soul reaver is one of 5 games that were made called blood omen and i dont know if this has anything to do with the games would be really cool tho as the games had some story behind them.




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