Paramount Pictures Planning New Period Vampire Flick

by Thomas Tuna

There’s always room for new blood in the vampire genre.

Blood Count–from writer/director Peter Ramsey of SpiderManInto the SpiderVerse fame–is on its way from Paramount Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Details on the live-action movie–said to be in early development–are scarce, but it is described as a “period vampire and film noir social thriller” with supernatural elements set in 1950s Los Angeles. The film also is loosely inspired by the life of Ramsey’s father, who was a jazz musician.

LeBron James is one of the film’s producers, along with Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Spencer Beighley.

Ramsey–co-director of 2018’s SpiderManInto the SpiderVerse–became the first Black filmmaker to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Blood Count is Ramsey’s second live-action film project.

Ramsey–who is also an illustrator–was the storyboard artist for such genre films as A Nightmare on Elm Street 5The Dream ChildPredator 2, Mortal Kombat, 1998’s Godzilla and Panic Room.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on Blood Count.


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