Jim Jarmusch Making a Vampire Movie Too

May 16, 2011

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Sofia Coppola was nearly wooed over to the Twilight franchise, but it looks like Jim Jarmusch will instead be the indie auteur who first makes us all ask "why the fuck are they doing a vampire movie?" According to ScreenDaily, the art house director is working on what he calls a "crypto-vampire love story" that will star Tilda Swinton, Michael Fassbender, and Mia Wasikowska as (crypto-)vampires and feature John Hurt in an undetermined role. With Transylvania still considered out of fashion for the modern undead, Jarmusch will reportedly be setting his film "against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangiers"--a description that probably just gave the Michigan tourism bureau a fun new spin for their next campaign. "Romantic desolation" sounds so much more inviting than "soul-crushing bleakness (RoboCop statue coming soon)."

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