Coming Soon: Vampire: The Masquerade: The Movie

New Line acquires the film rights for the role-playing game that inspired the upcoming Troika game.

Hollywood gobbled up another game franchise today--sort of. Today Variety reported that New Line Cinema has bought the film rights to Vampire: The Requiem, the sequel to White Wolf's pen-and-paper role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade. The latter game has inspired two PC role-playing games: 2000's Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption and Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, due this October. Bloodlines will use Half-Life 2's Source engine and is being developed by Troika Games.

All Vampire games are set in an Anne Rice-esque realm called "the World of Darkness," where a highly structured society of undead bloodsuckers exists alongside the human world. In the game, the vampires are divided into seven clans, each with its own abilities and powers. The game's story revolves around the clans' constant struggle for dominance and the entire vampire race's efforts to go unnoticed by humankind.

Adam Fields will produce the Vampire movie under the supervision of New Line executives Luke Ryan and Magnus Kim. Variety reports that New Line is looking for a screenwriter to help groom the property to be a franchise. No director or stars are attached to the project.

While Vampires may feed off the blood of humans, these days it seems Hollywood can't stop devouring games' film rights. Most recently, Paramount signed John Woo to direct a film based on the Rainbow Six series of games. The director himself recently optioned Nintendo's Metroid series and was in talks to direct the Spy Hunter movie, starring the Rock. This year also saw the Doom movie go back into play after Warner Bros. let its contract with id Software lapse.

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10 comments
Aerya99
Aerya99

sounds interesting... Since I liked "Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption" am willing to give the movie a chance...

IntegraBella
IntegraBella

why do I have this impending fear that this will be one of the worst movies ever made? this is sad for me to have this thought, especially since I'm a huge fan of the game. :(

Bogatasha
Bogatasha

Are there any new news on "Will this movie actualy get into production."? A lot of people are anxious to hear that it's on. This movie will be bigger (by plot) and probably better then: - Queen Of The Damned - As long as it has the same music. - Interview with a vampire - Underworld - Which kinda SUCKED.

Fma42081
Fma42081

This movie has been canned/canceled this was dated 2004 its over..and even if the did make it ..it would turn out like underworld or vanhelsing the movie would not be done correctly

kayos539
kayos539

I'm curious how they'll do this. If it sucks at least I'll still have the game.

vampire365
vampire365

I agree with you a little bit about the TV series, boofchops. It was still OK for the story-lines given, though.

boofchops
boofchops

if they go ahead with this, please don't make it like the mini series, "Kindred the Embraced" released in the late 90's, after playing the games, and totally submersing myself in the divine atmosphere of the masquerade.... that series let me down, since it was apart of that vampyric world.. lol

LycanBlacksoul
LycanBlacksoul

Urgh... It's only a matter of time until they mess it up... Assuming that they're even still doing it...

Arcanister_21
Arcanister_21

I agree with the guy above me but is this movie ever gonna come out??

BobHacket85
BobHacket85

Holy Jesus Thank You, I have been playing Vampires Bloodlines and if the movie capturs only a portion of the game I would be in love. The game is one of the best RPGs Ive played and the concept behind Vampires living among mortals with their own societies, rules, clans, ventures, making these killers of the night more than just a fairy tale but ralther your next door neighbor or maybe those scary foreignors from down the street that only come out at night like in 'The Burbs'. Movie has a great premise and anyone who reads this and has any interest at all should get Vampires The Masqurade: Bloodlines because it is absolutely spectacular.