Erotic vampire thriller The Hunger is getting a remake

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Photo credit: Sunset Boulevard - Getty Images
Photo credit: Sunset Boulevard - Getty Images

Cult classic film The Hunger is getting a remake.

Originally released in 1983, starring David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon, the film by Top Gun director Tony Scott has been helmed as a modern classic of perverse horror.

Photo credit: Sunset Boulevard - Getty Images
Photo credit: Sunset Boulevard - Getty Images

Deneuve plays a vampire mistress who tricks her prey, luring them in with promises of eternal life. Her current partner is Bowie's character who, after centuries of youth, suddenly starts ageing rapidly, and realises that the vampire's gift comes with a curse.

They reach out to Sarandon's character, a doctor specialising in ageing, who initially dismisses his condition but will ultimately get herself entangled with Deneuve and will be her next and last victim.

Photo credit: Sunset Boulevard - Getty Images
Photo credit: Sunset Boulevard - Getty Images

Despite the stellar cast, the film didn't receive much love upon release but grew a cult following inside the goth community that responded to its dark, glamorous atmosphere.

The remake was first announced by Warner Bros. over a decade ago in 2009 with Whitley Strieber, the writer of the 1981 novel the original film was based on, tasked with adapting the screenplay.

Now they have reignited the project with Angela Robinson as a director and Jessica Sharzer writing the script.

Neither one of them is a newbie to the vampire, horror and supernatural worlds: Robinson previously acted as a writer and executive producer on True Blood as well as a consulting producer on How To Get Away With Murder, while Sharzer's work includes American Horror Story.

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