Warner Bros. has reportedly found a director and writer for their remake of the sexually-charged vampire thriller The Hunger. The original film released in 1983 had early hallmarks of goth culture added to an erotic tale of a female vampire seeking a new lover.
Deadline has revealed that Angela Robinson (D.E.B.S., True Blood) is in final talks to direct from a script penned by American Horror Story’s Jessica Sharzer.
There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of details on the reboot but the Tony Scott film is easily one of the best vampire films of the 1980s and helped to further expand upon the sexual narrative of the vampire lore. I have to assume they’ll set this version in a modern setting and I’m curious how erotic they’ll go with this one, as the original featured a lesbian affair between Miriam and Sarah.
THE HUNGER – John (David Bowie) is the lover of the gorgeous immortal vampire Miriam (Catherine Deneuve), and he’s been led to believe that he’ll live forever, too. Unfortunately, he quickly deteriorates into a horrible living death, and Miriam seeks a new companion. She soon sets her sights on Sarah (Susan Sarandon), a lovely young scientist, who quickly falls under Miriam’s spell. However, Sarah doesn’t warm up to the concept of vampirism easily, leading to conflict with Miriam.