The remake will be written by Jessica Sharzer and produced by Berlanti Schechter Productions’ Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, with Mike McGrath executive producing.
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The original film, an erotic vampire horror movie based on the novel by Whitley Strieber, starred Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie and Susan Sarandon and was directed by Tony Scott. Deneuve played Miriam Blaylock, a vampire who has lived for thousands of years, drinking the blood of her victims and convincing her lovers they will live forever after she injects them with her own blood. Bowie played John Blaylock, Miriam’s lover who eventually starts aging rapidly and seeks the help of a scientist, Sarah (Sarandon), who believes she can reverse his decrepitude. Soon, Miriam seduces Sarah, initiating a steamy love triangle.
While it was released to mixed critical reviews, “The Hunger” attracted a cult following and later emerged as a goth classic.
Robinson first flirted with vampires as an executive producer and writer on “True Blood,” and she wrote for and served as a consulting producer on “How to Get Away with Murder.” She also directed “D.E.B.S.” and several episodes of “The L Word,” which she also wrote. She is repped by WME and Felker Toczek.
Sharzer wrote for “American Horror Story” and “Star,” and she’ll serve as co-executive producer on the upcoming Hulu miniseries “Nine Perfect Strangers.” She is repped by CAA, Kaplan/Perrone and Lichter Grossman.
Deadline first reported the news.
(pictured: David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve in the 1983 “The Hunger”)
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