Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction) will direct Zen in the Art of Slaying Vampires, a project in development by CP Productions partners Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters.
The movie is based on a novel by Steven-Elliot Altman that’s the first in a three-book series.
The protagonist is turned into a vampire as he and his lover are attacked in lower Manhattan. She dies, and he struggles to overcome his murderous instincts and thirst for blood through Zen meditation. A struggle for his soul ensues between the bloodsuckers and the zen masters.
Altman is writing the script, and CP’s Cerenzie and Peters will produce. They are also working together on a game version of “Zen.”