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Just when you thought there was nothing else they could do with vampires, Will Smith gets Biblical with it. The actor will apparently produce 'The Redemption of Cain' for Sony Pictures through his Overbrook Entertainment company. The project has finally been given the green light after apparently being in development for many years. The film promises to be an epic retelling of the story of troubled Old Testament siblings Cain and Abel...with vampires. At one point, Smith was set to direct and star in the film, though it is unclear as to whether that is still the plan. 'The Redemption of Cain' will be shooting in London, Jordan, and Morocco. The film is set to be cast over the next few weeks.
This isn't the weirdest vampire project I've ever heard about, but it's close. I wish I could have sat in on the pitch meeting for this. "So it's the Bible, but with vampires!" Maybe I'm just not remembering my Sunday school lessons well enough, but I'm fairly certain vampires did not play a part in any major story. I can't even begin to contemplate how undead bloodsuckers will play into this tale. Will Abel be slain by Cain and then rise from the grave to feed on the very few other people in the world at that point? If nothing else, this is a surprising endeavor for Will Smith to have such a vested interest. There are several important variables still at play here. Will Will direct, star, or just produce? What is the basic premise? Until we know these things, it's sort of hard to formulate an opinion on this project. You know, other than that it sounds pretty ridiculous.
What do you guys think? Could this concept work as a film? Would you want Smith involved beyond producing? If not, who would you choose as director? Star?
Source: The Wrap