Sony Moving Forward with Will Smith’s Vampire Biblical Epic THE REDEMPTION OF CAIN

     August 31, 2012


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.

  • Shawn

    You all know this should be White Wolf’s take on Cain being the first vampire, his punishment by god for killing Abel was immortality and forever slaking an unquenchable thirst for blood. A thirst so strong that it could only be rivaled by his lust for his brother’s blood when he killed him. For an RPG, that take wasn’t so bad.

    I even like “The Silence In Heaven” take on the origin of vampires. That humans became vampires by drinking the blood of angels. A little more hokey but completely original. I do wish we get sequels for those books. Who knows. Hollywood has a marked aptitude for screwing up esoteric subjects and bending to the enormous egos of it leading actors. Just make Will Smith God and maybe he’ll finally just tell everyone he IS a scientologist.

  • ScaredForMovies

    The last biblical vampire epic I remember was Dracula 2000. I wonder if this will suck as bad as that did? Why would Will Smith want to make his directorial debut on such a mediocre sounding project? The Redemption of Cain. Cain was an a-hole…lets redeem him. Remember when he was the fresh prince. I miss the fresh prince.

    • Grayden

      Dracula 2000 was crap. If this movie is anything close to White Wolf’s history of vampires it will feel very Old Testament in the context that there was still a lot of supernatural aspects in the world. There were other, older religions still around, and humankind was still very much living in a world filled with mysticism. Not everything that is biblical in nature is going to, or should be, about Christ and seen through THAT kind of lens. The old world still holds a lot of interest and curiosity because it seems so untamed and primal. Perfect setting for a vampire origin story.

      • ScaredForMovies

        I hope so. After what Twilight did to Vampires we need some good Vampire movies again. And I don’t mean a Fright Night remake or Underworld 4. I’m talking Vampires only, no Lycans. At least Let the Right One In was original.

  • Strong Enough

    i like the earlier title

    “The Legacy of Cain”

  • Emad

    Fking hollywood, ripping of people ideas.

    There is game called VTMB: bloodlines

    that is Vampire the masquerade bloodines, which the same plot, its shame they rip off a great game, with no funds to sue those bastards, atleast give them credit.

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  • Ceridius

    Plenty of different stories feature Cain or Kain as being cursed with vampirism/demonism for killing Abel. So how vampires fit into the story is not very mysterious and also not exactly a ‘rip-off’ as it’s been done frequently.

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