Korean actress Jun Ji-hyun, or Gianna Jun, is kicking off the promotion campaign for her “Hollywood” debut movie, Blood: The Last Vampire, a live action adaptation of the same title Japanese animated film (2000).
Jun has started her promotion in Japan where the movie – simply titled as Last Blood [Jp] – will make its global premiere on May 29. The actress looks pretty cool in the stills, but things are not doing too well for the film at the moment.
There’s not much buzz created for the movie, and the trailer (British version) looks kinda disappointing. Besides, the Blood fanbase aren’t as huge as the likes of Dragonball (the live adaptation was really bad btw), there won’t be enough people who support the film based on interest alone.
Blood: The Last Vampire will be released in Europe in mid-June, but the US release date has not yet been set, which could be another huge concern. In worst case scenario, the US distributor might turn it into a DVD release if it’s not doing well in other markets. I wonder if it could still be called a Hollywood debut if it happens.
[Update] Sony Pictures has acquired the US rights for the movie; Gianna is getting a Hollywood debut after all.