Does the world need yet another vampire romance movie?
Yes. Apparently it does -- especially when it's loaded with top notch actors and grown from the mind of one of the craziest directors of all time.
Michael Fassbender ("Inglourious Basterds," "X-Men: First Class"), Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland") and Tilda Swinton ("The Chronicles of Narnia" "Michael Clayton") will join forces with auteur filmmaker Jim Jarmusch for an untitled new film which he describes as a "crypto-vampire love story."
The movie is set against the "romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangiers" and ScreenDaily reports that it will shoot in Germany, Morocco and Detroit in 2012.
Jarmusch is a selective filmmaker whose movies walk the fine line between naturalism and hyperstylized, thanks to a blend of dialogue and visuals that have been his signature since his debut, "Stranger Than Paradise," in 1984. He's worked with big name talent in strange little pictures over the years -- Johnny Depp in "Dead Man," Forrest Whitaker in "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai," Billy Murray in "Broken Flowers" -- but this may be the first time he's dabbled in the realm of the supernatural.
Jarmusch's vampire movie will unite Fassbender and Wasikowska for a second time -- the duo previously heated up screens earlier this year in "Jane Eyre" -- while the film will mark Swinton's third collaboration with the director. Little is known of the roles each character will play, but with an adjective like "crypto" being thrown around, we imagine not all will be as it seems (and it rarely is with Jarmusch).
With a shoot planned for the beginning of next year, expect the film to lurk into theaters sometime in the winter of 2012, just in time to give us another fix of vampire lovin' after "The Twilight Saga" concludes that November. You never want to go cold turkey with these sort of things.