The Hunger remake: Warner Bros sinks teeth into new take on vampire flick

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

The Hunger, Angela Robinson, David Bowie, remake

Warner Bros is in final talks with Angela Robinson (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, D.E.B.S.) to helm a remake of Tony Scott's sensual vampire drama The Hunger. Released in 1983, The Hunger starred Cathrine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon. Regarded as a vampire flick that can make audiences hot under the collar, the film revolves around a love triangle between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist. Based on a novel by Whitley Strieber, The Hunger features Bowie in one of his more iconic roles, though none is more epochal than the role of Jareth in 1986's Labyrinth.

The Hunger remake is set to be written by Jessica Sharzer (American Horror StorySpeakAmazing Stories) with production courtesy of Berlanti Schechter’s Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Mike McGrath will be the exec producer.

Unlike other films in the genre, The Hunger finds its lead blood-sucker looking for a way to keep her lover from aging by enlisting the aid of a scientist who specializes in blood. Together, they hope to discover a way to keep each other looking and feeling young forever. Known for its intense atmosphere and unique take on polyamory, The Hunger remake could be everyone's next sexy vampire thriller that's not to be missed.

Source: Deadline

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