There’s a new twist to the Biblical account of Cain and Abel about to be made for the big screen, with actor Will Smith at the helm. Not feeling the vampire story line but here’s the scoop from Christian Post Reporter Nicola Menzie. ~Randi
Will Smith Movie ‘Redemption of Cain’ Gets Greenlight; Puts Vampire Twist on Biblical Tale
Actor Will Smith will possibly make his directional debut with a cinematic interpretation of the biblical account of the story of Cain and Abel. The film, “The Redemption of Cain,” has been given the greenlight by Sony Pictures Entertainment and reportedly puts a vampiric spin on the well-known narrative.
Word emerged years ago that Smith, known for his work in front of the camera, would possibly use his Overbrook Entertainment company to helm the making of the biblical epic, but it was only confirmed this week that the film would actually be made.
The script for “The Redemption of Cain” was written by Caleeb Pinkett, Jada Pinkett-Smith’s brother. Francine Maisler is reportedly coming on board as the casting director.
According to some reports, in addition to directing the project, Smith himself might actually take on the role of Cain, whom Genesis 4 describes as the oldest son of Adam and Even who killed his younger brother Abel.