Celluloid Dreams to produce 'Hello Darkness'

A genre-bending, kitchen-sink vampire movie

CANNES -- Celluloid Dreams will sink its teeth into vampire comedy "Hello Darkness," set to begin shooting this fall.

Directed by "Quinceanara" writer-director duo Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, the $15 million film will shoot on location in Newcastle upon Tyne in the U.K.

Produced and financed by Celluloid Dreams, "Darkness" has yet to shed light on a finalized cast list for the story about an ordinary working man who becomes a vampire.

The film marks Celluloid Dreams' second U.K. production after the boxoffice success of "Son of Rambow" ($9 million in the U.K.) in a strategy to produce local films with a strong international potential, Celluloid's Hengameh Panahi said.

The film is "a genre-bending, kitchen-sink vampire movie" according to producers, who are hoping to follow up Glatzer and Westmoreland's Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Independent Spirit Award in 2006 with a bloody hit.