The live-action Hollywood adaptation Blood: the Last Vampire, is named one of the Top 3 Most Anticipated Geek Movies by CNN.com, in a list which included X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Terminator: Salvation and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
When she is sent onto an American military base in Tokyo by the clandestine organization she works for, Saya immediately senses that this may be her opportunity to finally destroy Onigen, the evil patriarch of all vampires. Using her superhuman strength and her sword, she begins to rid the base of its evil infestation in a series of spectacular and elaborate showdowns.On the surface, Saya is a stunning 16-year old, but that youthful exterior hides the tormented soul of a 400 year-old halfling. Born to a human father and a vampire mother, she has for centuries been a loner obsessed with using her samurai skills to rid the world of vampires, all the while knowing that she herself can survive only on blood like those she hunts.
However, it is not until she forms her first human friendship in centuries with the young daughter of the bases general that Saya learns her greatest power over Onigen may well be her ability for human connection.
Adapted from the sensational anime of the same title, Blood: The Last Vampire is an action filled fantasy surrounding a vampire hunter named Saya (played by My Sassy Girl?s Jeon Ji-Hyun). Saya is sent to an American military base in post-WWII Tokyo on an undercover mission, where she finds the perfect opportunity for a grand showdown against the highest ranking vampire on Earth.
When the anime was released in the US in 2000, it became a huge hit and spawned several manga sequels, novel adaptations, video games and even a 50-parts anime series.
Fans can look forward to action sequences brought to you by renowned martial arts choreographer Corey Yuen who worked on such thrilling blockbusters as X-men and the Transporter franchise.
Directed by Chris Nahon (Kiss of the Dragon), and produced by Bill Kong (Lust, Caution, Fearless, House of the Flying Daggers and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Blood: The Last Vampire promises heart pounding sword fights and pulse racing action.