Date: 11th August 2004

Vampire role for Sir Ben

Sir Ben Kingsley is to play a vampire in a film adaptation of a video game.

The Oscar-winner will take the role of vampire ruler Kagan in BloodRayne.

Terminator 3 star Kristanna Loken will play the heroine of the title.

The film, set in the 18th century, follows the adventures of BloodRayne, a half-vampire, half-human who has the super strength of a monster but the emotions of a person, according to Hollywood Reporter.

Loken's character must overthrow Kingsley's character - who is also her father - in order to save the world from the living dead.

The 30 million movie is set to begin filming in Romania later this month.

The BloodRayne video game debuted in 2002, and a sequel is set for release this October.

Source: Press Release



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