According to Deadline the director of DEBS, Angela Robinson, is in final talks to direct a remake of The Hunger at Warner Bros.
The famous erotic vampire movie was based on a novel by Whitley Strieber, the acclaimed horror writer behind The Wolfen. Tony Scott directed the 1983 original which starred Susan Sarandon and David Bowie.
Catherine Deneuve co-starred in the story about a love triangle between a doctor, who specializes in sleep and aging research, and a vampire couple.
Jessica Sharzer (Nine Perfect Strangers) is writing the script for the new version.
The original story involved a beautiful and wealthy vampire named Miriam Blaylock who takes human lovers and then transforms them into vampire-human hybrids. The Hunger was considered groundbreaking in that it dealt with the practical considerations of vampirism, such as finding victims, disposing of bodies, and concealing frequent murders.
The Hunger also put forward a science-fiction explanation for vampirism at a time when their representations were all focussed on the occult and the mystical. Vampires are a separate species that look like humans but are not. They are not immortal but do not age after reaching physical maturity and are extremely strong and difficult to kill.
Miriam discovers that prolonged youth can be transmitted to humans by performing a blood transfusion from a vampire.
Strieber wrote two sequels to the novel: The Last Vampire in 2001 and Lilith’s Dream: A Tale of the Vampire Life in 2003.