Fans eager to see a vampiric take on the Biblical story of Cain and Abel can now rest easy, as Sony Pictures has agreed to move forward with The Redemption of Cain. The film, which tells the story of Cain and Abel with, you know, vampires, got a boost this summer when it was reported that Will Smith was looking to possibly make his directorial debut on the project. The Wrap reports that Sony is moving forward with the pic with an eye towards starting production in July 2013, but there’s no update on whether Smith will direct and/or star.
What is known is that Smith’s Overbrooke Entertainment is producing the film and casting is set to begin in the next few weeks. Filming will take place in London and Jordan, with exteriors to be shot in Morocco. Details regarding exactly how vampires will factor into the Cain and Abel story are unknown, but I’m strangely curious to see this project come together. Hopefully we hear more solid word regarding Smith’s involvement soon.