I just got a sudden adrenaline rush.
Not only Shunji Iwai and Yu Aoi together…
ON A VAMPIRE FLICK… in an English-language project.
SHOT IN VANCOUVER?
I’ll let Kevin from Nippon Cinema explain as I SPAZZ some more.
After spending the past few years screenwriting and producing, filmmaker Shunji Iwai (All About Lily Chou-Chou, Hana and Alice) is returning to the director’s chair for a yet-untitled English-language vampire drama to begin shooting in Vancouver this May. Currently, the only plot info available is that the story will involve a seemingly average young man who secretly craves blood and seeks out suicidal women on the internet. However, the women need to fall in love with him before he’s able to get the full pleasure of sucking the life out of them (yep, sounds like internet dating all right). Actresses Amanda Plummer and Yu Aoi are signed on as cast members.
FYI, Amanda Plummer played opposite Sarah Polley on Isabel Coixet’s My Life Without Me.
I am conflicted, Vancouver is Lainey’s territory… should we pimp Yu to Lainey and let her fall in love with her, so she posts about Yu papz while in town? LOL, though Yu in Vancouver is like… another Japanese girl. I probably would have had a heart attack if I had still been living in Vancouver.
Okay, this means I really REALLY need to finish my If Only.
Please, sweet baby geezus let this film be my dream project. LOL