Date: 11th August 2004
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