Sony Pics Worldwide sinks teeth into 'Blood'

Film is a live-action version of Japanese anime feature

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has picked up domestic media rights to Chris Nahon's "Blood: The Last Vampire," which Samuel Goldwyn Films will release theatrically in the summer.

An English-language, live-action film version of a Japanese anime feature, the film stars Gianna Jun as Saya, a 400-year-old demon-hunting vampire slayer working undercover in Japan for a secret organization during the Vietnam War era.

The film was produced by Bill Kong and Abel Nahmias from screenplay by Chris Chow and features stunts choreographed by Cory Yuen.