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Venice: China Blue Boards ‘Dead & Beautiful’ (Exclusive)

28 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amsterdam-based lemming Film is teaming with Paris’ Les Petites Lumieres and Shanghai’s China Blue to produce “Dead & Beautiful,” an English-language China-set vampire movie from Dutch helmer-scribe David Verbeek.

A title at the Venice European Gap Financing Co-Production Market, which kicked off Friday, “Dead & Beautiful” centers on a group of rich Shanghai kids who, after a wild night of partying, turn into vampires. They decide to stick together, but as fear of discovery grows, they ask whether they can trust one another or are really immortal. By the time all is revealed, they will have to face the consequences of their actions.

“Dead & Beautiful” will be Verbeek’s next movie after he finishes “Full Contact,” now in post after a May shoot in Croatia.

While “Full Contact” is set outside Las Vegas, “Dead & Beautiful” returns Verbeek to the Asia setting of 2008’s multi-story “Shanghai Trance,” and 2010’s Cannes Un Certain Regard entry “R U There, »

- John Hopewell

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Venice Market to Showcase ‘Bang Gang,’ ‘Dead & Beautiful,’ ‘Sworn Virgin’

21 August 2014 6:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – Eva Husson’s “Bang Gang,” David Verbeek’s “Dead & Beautiful” and Laura Bispuri’s “Sworn Virgin” (pictured) will be presented at the first Venice European Gap-Financing Co-production Market, which runs August 29-30.

In its first edition, the Market looks set to bring to Venice a brace of Europe’s newest generation of producers, some with already buzzed-up or anticipated projects with sales agents attached.

10 of the 15 production companies behind the Market’s film have been up-and-running for just a decade or less.

The Market also looks set to pinpoint trends in European cinema: A diaspora in shoot locales which range, in a search for originality as much as lower costs, beyond Europe to Beijing and India; the still energetic social-issue focus of much European arthouse production as directors examine youth sexuality in an Internet age, politics as theater, the impact of immigration, social conformity and the abuse of authority. »

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