Spain's Sitges International Film Festival (Oct 5-14) has announced two more films in this year's line-up: screwball comedy Sabotage will close this year's event, while Elias Merhige's Shadow Of The Vampire will compete as part of the official selection.
The English-language Sabotage, from Spain's Ibarretxe Brothers (writer-directors Esteban and Jose Miguel, producer Javier and musician Santiago), is a madcap send-up of the Battle of Waterloo. The film stars Stephen Fry as Lord Wellington and David Suchet as Napoleon. Spain's Kino Vision, the UK's Spice Factory and France's Cine B co-produced; Pathe picked up international rights prior to Cannes.
Merhige's Vampire, starring John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe, is a fictionalized recreation of the 1922 filming of Nosferatu, which starred enigmatic actor Max Shreck. The film screened in Directors' Fortnight at Cannes.