Angry Asian Man over at Racialicious gives the goods for the new live-action adaptation of the anime favorite, Blood. The film stars South Korean actress, Jeon Ji-Hyun as the heroine. Angry Asian Man says:
Jeon, who has apparently changed her name to Gianna Jun
for the leap over the Hollywood, stars as Saya, a half-human,
half-vampire samurai who is part of a covert government agency that
hunts and destroys demons. In post-WWII Japan, she is inserted in an
American military school to discover which one of her classmates is a
demon in disguise.
While I was
a fan of the original animated movie, and enjoy vampire asskicking as
much as the next guy, I am skeptical about whether this can stand out
amongst the Buffy/Blade/Underworld narratives out there. And can Ms.
Jun prove her chops as an English-speaking star? I guess we’re going to
find out. The movie is set to open in theaters sometime this summer.
The trailer makes it look like a visual cross between Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and, perhaps,