There’s nothing like a good Bible story about jealousy, sin, and… vampires. Will Smith just got the green light from Sony Pictures, as they’ve decided to produce what will be his directorial debut, The Redemption Of Cain. Will Smith plans to re-tell the story of Old Testament bros Cain and Abel, but with a twist. The twist being vampires. Obviously. Deets inside!
Complex has the story. And they don’t seem to thrilled about the ‘twist’:
According to The Wrap, Sony is putting the biblical epic, The Redemption of Cain, into production and it will begin filming in July of next year. The site is reporting that the movie will focus on the story of Cain and Abel from the bible, but with a supposed “vampiric” twist.
What do vampires have to do with the story of Cain and Abel? Not a thing, but in this post-Twilight age that we live in, studios have to put vampires in seemingly every movie in order to try and make a profit. Earlier reports suggested that Will Smith was looking to both star in and direct Redemption, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet. What we do know is that his production company, Overbrook Entertainment, will be behind the film.
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Well, I’m not gonna front like I’m not interested– I am! The story of Cain and Abel represents the world’s first murder and, considering that Cain kills his brother and then gets exiled… I can kind of see where some creatures of the night might fit in, lol. Anyway, vampire stories always have that religious bent (holy water, crosses, etc.) so the two things aren’t exactly unrelated, depending on how you look at it.
And I think we’re all just going to have to accept that (thanks to Twilight, partially) the vampires are here to stay in the movies.
So who’s into the new genre that may be Biblical vampire epics??? I think I am. Kind of.