Japanese cult film director Shunji Iwai, best known for his stateside hit All About Lily Chou-Chou, is gearing up to direct a new horror film simply titled Vampire. According to Screen Daily, this will be the director's first English language project.

Keisha Castle-Hughes (The Nativity Story), Kristin Kreuk (Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li), and Rachael Leigh Cook (Kerosene Cowboys) have all recently signed onto the upcoming movie. Adelaide Clemens, Trevor Morgan, Kevin Zegers, Yû Aoi, and Amanda Plummer help round out the cast. Zegers is set to play a bloodsucking school teacher who likes to feast on suicidal young women, whom he falls in love with before each of their deaths. Shooting began last week in Vancouver.