It’s been 5 years since Will Smith faced vampires in ‘I am Legend’ and now he’ll be encountering them again in the new film tentatively called ‘The Redemption of Cain.’
Sony recently green lit the project which is a retelling of the biblical story of the first sibling rivalry and murder. The original tale follows Cain who kills his brother Abel. While some biblical texts have the fratricide occur due to jealous motives, others say that Cain murdered Able due to a covenant with the Devil. After lying about his deed and being exposed, God places a mark on him and he is cursed to wander the earth for eternity, hence the implantations of the vampire twist. It’s not known if the film will have Cain become the first vampire or the first immortal vampire slayer.
The project has been in development for a while with Smith attached to star in the flick as long as 2 years ago. Then earlier this year, it was rumored that Smith would use this project as his directorial feature film debut. While neither of these rumors has been confirmed, since Smith’s company Overlook is producing the film, his name will undoubtedly be attached to the film in some capacity one way or another.
This is one of many biblical films in the works which include the Darren Aronofsky (‘Black Swan,’ ‘Pi’) directed movie ‘Noah’ which is currently filming with Russell Crowe in the lead, and three movie versions of the story of ‘Moses,’ one with Steven Spielberg rumored to be attached to called ‘Gods and Kings,’ one with Ridley Scott attached called ‘Moses’ and a yet untitled project currently being scribed by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (‘New York Minute,’ ‘Tower Heist’).
‘The Redemption of Cain’ was written by Caleb Pinkett, Smith’s brother –in-law and younger sibling to wife Jada. Filming is slated to begin sometime next year in July with locations in London, Jordan and Morocco. Casting will commence for the film in the next few weeks.
Source: The Wrap