Swinton, Fassbender and Wasikowska line up for Jarmusch's vampire story
EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Thomas and Reinhard Brundig producing; HanWay to handle sales.
Jim Jarmusch is set to make a vampire movie starring Tilda Swinton, Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska as his vampires, with John Hurt in a featured role.
Jeremy Thomas and Reinhard Brundig will jointly produce through Recorded Picture Company and Pandora Films.
HanWay Films is handling international sales.
Jarmusch describes the project as a “crypto-vampire love story”, set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangiers.
The as-yet-untitled film will shoot in Germany, Morocco and Detroit in early 2012.
The deal was brokered by Richard Mansell on behalf of RPC with Bart Walker of Cinetic Media, on behalf of Jim Jarmusch. RPC CEO Peter Watson and Jarmusch business partner Stacey Smith will serve as executive-producers.
Jarmusch said: “I’ve been imagining this film for years. I can’t wait to now realise it with these remarkable collaborators.”
Thomas said: “As a friend, I’ve admired Jim’s films from the beginning, and I’m glad we’re finally working together.”