Will Smith‘s possible directorial debut has taken one step forward, as Sony Pictures gives the green light to The Redemption of Cain. The script, by Caleeb Pinkett (brother of Jada), puts a vampiric twist on Cain and Abel’s Biblical tale of sibling rivalry. Because why check off just one hot Hollywood trend when you can knock out two for the same price? More details after the jump.

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Like so many actors before him, Will Smith has caught the directing bug. Smith has mainly stuck with acting and producing since breaking out in the ’90s with The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, but is now eyeing a directorial debut with a Cain and Abel movie set up at Sony. This seems to be the same project that he attached himself to back in 2010, as a star and producer. Last we heard, that script (by Dan Knauf and Smith’s brother-in-law Caleeb Pinkett) combined two hot Hollywood trends — Biblical epics and vampires. More details after the jump.

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Add another possible film to Will Smith‘s towering stack of possible films. The latest is The Legend of Cain, which Smith is now attached to as producer and star. This isn’t a video game thing — Smith isn’t developing a film based on The Legend of Kage, or The Legacy of Kain, as much fun as at least one of those projects might be. No, this is Smith going Biblical; Deadline says the project is “an epic re-telling of the Biblical sibling tale, this time with a vampiric twist.” Read More »

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