The glut of vampire movies has left me almost totally disinterested in seeing even one more story that re-purposes the old folklore. But not ‘totally disinterested,’ because hearing that a filmmaker like Jim Jarmusch is making a vampire movie is something that made me perk up quite a bit. That’s more to do with the fact that Jarmusch is making another movie than anything else, but if he wants to make a vampire movie, I’ll watch it.

And what a cast: Tilda Swinton (who has been featured in the director’s last two films), Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska as the vampires, with a role for John Hurt as well.

We don’t have many specifics, but the lineup as announced now is really all I need to know. The currently untitled movie will shoot early next year in Germany, Morocco and Detroit, with Mr. Jarmusch saying it is a “crypto-vampire love story” and that ““I’ve been imagining this film for years.  I can’t wait to now realise it with these remarkable collaborators.”

Jarmusch obsessives will probably recall that he mentioned this film late last summer,when he said,

I have a new film project that’s really foremost for me that I hope to shoot early next year with Tilda Swinton and Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska, who was Alice in Wonderland in Tim Burton’s film. I don’t have that quite financed yet, so I’m working on that.

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