I have been waiting for this for some time. The live-action adaption of the anime/manga Blood: The Last Vampire, the 45-minute anime pilot for a series that never was that spawned a following never-the-less, has been create and the first teaser trailer for that film has been released. Blood: The Last Vampire is being directed by Chris Nahon and stars Gianna Jun (Jeon Ji-hyun) and Koyuki.
“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. 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. 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.”
Blood: The Last Vampire opens in Japan on May 12th and across Europe in June. Universal Studios has the United States distribution rights and the film is slated to be released in March 2009.