South Korean star Jun Ji-hyun has signed on to make her English-language debut in the live-action remake of BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE, titled BLOOD VAMPIRE, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Ronnie Yu (JET LIS FEARLESS) is directing.
The $30 million production will be produced by Bill Kong and France's Pathe Ent.
Jun starred in the Korean blockbuster IL MARE, which was remade as Warner Bros. THE LAKE HOUSE.
Based on the Oshii Mamoru anime hit, the original story follows Saya (Jun), a vampire hired by the U.S. government to kill demons in post-World War II Japan.
Production I.G., which produced the original animated film, will gain residuals from the live-action film.
The film will begin filming in March in China and Argentina with a 2008 release in mind.