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Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan first came to prominence with genre films such as The Company of Wolves, High Spirits and, most famously, the big-screen version of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire. Though it's been several years since he last made a scary movie, it seems Jordan has found another tale of terror to tell.

Jordan is gearing up to shoot Byzantium, which is based on a play for young adults by Moira Buffini called A Vampire Story, about two women who arrive in a small British town and may or may not be vampires.

A Vampire Story was written in 2008 in connection with London's National Theatre Connections program, wherein successful playwrights are commissioned to deliver plays for performance by youth groups at festivals all across the U.K.

Byzantium was adapted by Buffini, but there's no word on how closely the flick will follow her play, which examines »

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