South Korean starlet Jun Ji-hyun will star in Blood Vampire, the live-action English-language remake of the hit Japanese animated film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Blood Vampire, by Hong Kong director Ronnie Yu (Jet Li's Fearless), is a $30 million production from Hong Kong rainmaker Bill Kong and France's Pathe Entertainment and is in preproduction.
Jun is known in Asia for roles in the Korean blockbuster Il Mare, (remade by Warner Bros. as The Lake House, starring Sandra Bullock) and in director Kwak Jae-yong's My Sassy Girl and Windstruck.
The live-action film is based on the Oshii Mamoru anime hit about Saya (Jun), a vampire employed by the U.S. government to hunt demons in post-World War II Japan.
Blood Vampire is set to start shooting in March in China and Argentina and is scheduled for release in 2008.