Back when Men in Black 3 was making the press junket rounds, there was word that Will Smith would be making his feature directorial debut with a big-budget biblical epic titled The Redemption of Cain.
The Wrap reports that Smith's production company, Overbrook, will produce the film and Sony has picked up the distribution rights, green lighting the project for production. Shooting begin next summer in London, Jordan and Morocco.
A couple of years ago, the project was known as The Legend of Cain and Smith was set to star in the film written by Caleeb Pinkett, Smith's brother-in-law.
Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve. Cain killed Abel because he was jealous God favored his brother Abel. God then condemned Cain, searing his with a mark and setting him to wander the earth for all eternity.
Smith though, not content with the bloody family feud and Almighty retribution thought the story was lacking one key component – vampires.
While what exactly will be given a vampiric twist remains to be seen, but maybe Smith will pattern the film as a vampire vs. werewolves Biblical action flick, minus all the sappy romance.
Do you like the angle Smith is taking on this project or should he just stick to acting?