Bloodrayne: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ben Kingsley will play the vampire Kagan, the evil ruler of an army of bloodsuckers, in an upcoming film adaptation of the videogame BloodRayne.

Set in 18th century Romania, the film chronicles the adventures of the title character, a half-vampire, half-human who has the super strength of a monster but the emotions of a person.

Kristanna Loken, the former model who portrayed the Terminatrix in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, will play the heroine, who must overthrow Kingsley's character -- who is also her father -- in order to save the world from the living dead.

The $47 million movie is set to begin filming in Romania later this month, according to videogame publisher Majesco, which released the game. The independently produced film is being directed by Uwe Boll, who also made the videogame-to-movie adaptations House of the Dead and the upcoming Alone in the Dark.

The "BloodRayne" videogame debuted in 2002 and a sequel is set for release this October.