Empire V Adaptation Explores Russian Vampire Wealth & Power


Based on the novel by Viktor Pelevin

Director Victor Ginzburg is poised to bring Viktor Pelevin’s Russian vampire novel “Empire V” to the screen.

The book is actually a sequel to Pelevin’s “Generation P,” which Ginzburg has already adapted. The follow-up veers into vampire territory, following a young bloodsucker in Moscow as he maneuvers through love, money and obsession with beauty. Is he an vampire version of Patrick Bateman?

Ginzburg says the story “redefines the genre.”

He hopes to start the film in early 2012; his take on Generation P is currently played at Cannes.

Source: Variety