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Mulcahy to direct Zen in the Art of Slaying Vampires
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Friday, September 28, 2007
Washington (ANI): 'Resident Evil: Extinction" director Russell
Mulcahy has signed on to helm "Zen in the Art of Slaying Vampires".
CP Prods. partners Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters are
bringing the pic to the big screen with Capitol Films' David
Bergstein financing and selling it.
The movie is based on a novel by Steven-Elliot Altman that's the
first in a three-book series. In it, the protagonist turns into a
vampire when he and his lover are attacked in lower Manhattan.
Though his girlfriend dies, the protagonist survives, and he
struggles to overcome his murderous instincts and thirst for blood
through Zen meditation.
A struggle for his soul ensues between the bloodsuckers and the
Zen masters. Altman is writing the script for the movie, reports
Variety. CP's Cerenzie and Peters who are producing are also
working together with Altman on a game version of "Zen." Mulcahy
said he liked "the pathos of the lead characters and the way it is
wrapped in a world of mythology."