Sony Pictures has given the green light for The Redemption of Cain, with Will Smith producing through his Overbrook Entertainment company.

We first reported on this project back in July 2010, when it was called The Legend of Cain. The story will center on the rivalry between Biblical brothers Cain and Abel, although there will be a twist involving vampires. Our report from 2010 indicated Will Smith was playing the title character, although now it seems he will only be involved as a producer.

The screenplay was written by Caleeb Pinkett, the younger brother of the actor's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Casting will begin within the next two weeks, with a production start being eyed for July 2013. They are currently looking at shooting in London and Jordan for interior shots, and Monaco for exteriors.