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More damn vampires from Jim Jarmusch and Neil Jordan

05.16.2011

Seriously people, vampires are just NOT THAT INTERESTING. They like blood, they sometimes have superpowers, cool, but do we really need a seemingly endless amount of movies based around them?

Well, add two more to the pile as filmmakers Jim Jarmusch and Neil Jordan are lining up a duo of new vampire projects for mass release.

Jordan's is looking to star Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan as "a mother vampire who turns her own daughter into a vampire and the pair form a lethal partnership, sometimes posing as sisters." If you'll recall, Jordan was the man behind INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE before Vampires were the movie plague they are now, so at least he knows the genre.

Jarmusch's project has a little less info attached to it, but it's supposedly starring Tilda Swindon, Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender as a trio of vampires. All Jarmusch will say is that it's a "crypto-vampire love story” and that he's “been imagining this film for years. I can’t wait to now realize it with these remarkable collaborators.”

FRIGHT NIGHT, DARK SHADOWS, another UNDERWORLD, two more TWILIGHTS and a host of other upcoming vampire movies, and still, it's not enough. Will it ever end?

Extra Tidbit: It's a good time to be a pale actress in Hollywood.
Source: THRScreenDaily

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9:52AM on 05/17/2011
vampire stuff begins and ends with NEAR DARK for me...
vampire stuff begins and ends with NEAR DARK for me...
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8:24AM on 05/17/2011

then blade...

can come around and kill all this emo shit.
can come around and kill all this emo shit.
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7:25AM on 05/17/2011
Ah I hope "it" never ends! Vampires are always welcomed.
Ah I hope "it" never ends! Vampires are always welcomed.
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10:02PM on 05/16/2011
Oh, blah. It's not that vampires are uninteresting, it's that Hollywood makes them uninteresting. They've just overloaded us with vampire movies and made them so dull and melodramatic that they aren't even cool or frightening anymore. There was a time when vampires were fun to watch. Remember Interview With A Vampire? Or how about Blade? We don't get those kind of vampire tales anymore. Instead, they are boring, generic monsters or sparkly, emo-pires. Bring back the vampires with good
Oh, blah. It's not that vampires are uninteresting, it's that Hollywood makes them uninteresting. They've just overloaded us with vampire movies and made them so dull and melodramatic that they aren't even cool or frightening anymore. There was a time when vampires were fun to watch. Remember Interview With A Vampire? Or how about Blade? We don't get those kind of vampire tales anymore. Instead, they are boring, generic monsters or sparkly, emo-pires. Bring back the vampires with good characterization, or the bad ass ones that can be action heroes.
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5:07PM on 05/16/2011
I think I'm bored with banal vampire movies. While I agree we have gotten a lot, would you complain about to many cop movies, alien attacks, bank heists, superhero adaptations, I could go on.
I think I'm bored with banal vampire movies. While I agree we have gotten a lot, would you complain about to many cop movies, alien attacks, bank heists, superhero adaptations, I could go on.
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4:17PM on 05/16/2011
When did JoBlo become a blog instead of a movie news site?

Why does it seem like more and more of the stories reported on here are coming with large chunks of the hate the writer has for the subject at hand? Stop treating your reports like damned editorials. We come here for news, not OpEd.
When did JoBlo become a blog instead of a movie news site?

Why does it seem like more and more of the stories reported on here are coming with large chunks of the hate the writer has for the subject at hand? Stop treating your reports like damned editorials. We come here for news, not OpEd.
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3:33PM on 05/16/2011

I fucks with Jarmusch

...even though his last film bored me to tears.

Also, if you're gonna hate on all the vampire shit, you gotta hate on the zombie shit too. Both are totally played out...
...even though his last film bored me to tears.

Also, if you're gonna hate on all the vampire shit, you gotta hate on the zombie shit too. Both are totally played out...
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2:53PM on 05/16/2011

Willing to give them the benefit of

the doubt, though I'm waiting for someone to adapt The Strain for film. Those vampires *definitely* don't sparkle!
the doubt, though I'm waiting for someone to adapt The Strain for film. Those vampires *definitely* don't sparkle!
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2:28PM on 05/16/2011
Attention hipsters! Jim Jarmush is working on a vampire movie!
Attention hipsters! Jim Jarmush is working on a vampire movie!
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2:19PM on 05/16/2011
1. Twilight isn't a vampire movie.
2. I don't care how many vampire movies are scheduled. If they're good, I'm in.
3. Both these projects seem interesting. Jordan's has a cool premise, and Jarmusch is a great director.
1. Twilight isn't a vampire movie.
2. I don't care how many vampire movies are scheduled. If they're good, I'm in.
3. Both these projects seem interesting. Jordan's has a cool premise, and Jarmusch is a great director.
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1:45PM on 05/16/2011
If you're going to write articles using words in all CAPS, at least make sure those words aren't misspelled... although it does make things more "INTERSTING".
If you're going to write articles using words in all CAPS, at least make sure those words aren't misspelled... although it does make things more "INTERSTING".
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1:49PM on 05/16/2011
Dude, who gives a fuck about a misspelled word? It happens.
Dude, who gives a fuck about a misspelled word? It happens.
4:26PM on 05/16/2011
He gives a shit Preston because this is supposed to be a professional site and we kind of expect people hired as writers and their editors to do a fucking spell check before publication. Don't get me wrong, I could understand it if JoBlo was rushing to be the first to report on something but these days they get scooped more than ice cream so they have little reason to be both late AND sloppy.
He gives a shit Preston because this is supposed to be a professional site and we kind of expect people hired as writers and their editors to do a fucking spell check before publication. Don't get me wrong, I could understand it if JoBlo was rushing to be the first to report on something but these days they get scooped more than ice cream so they have little reason to be both late AND sloppy.
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12:13PM on 05/16/2011

still goin eh?

First it was way too many Zombie things and now it's too many Vampire things and borderline too many Werewolf things. Why not just end it all with a throw down flick between them all? I'd see that.
First it was way too many Zombie things and now it's too many Vampire things and borderline too many Werewolf things. Why not just end it all with a throw down flick between them all? I'd see that.
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12:11PM on 05/16/2011
All of these filmmakers have figured out a (not so) clever way to get greenlit.

Makes me want to kick the studio system in the balls.
All of these filmmakers have figured out a (not so) clever way to get greenlit.

Makes me want to kick the studio system in the balls.
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11:51AM on 05/16/2011

Just what we need...


More female empowerment fantasies.

More female empowerment fantasies.
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