The live action Blood the Last Vampire film, which is based on the award-winning Production I.G. anime, will receive a sneak preview at Wizard World Philadelphia on Friday, June 19th at 7pm in Room 201A. The live action film, which stars the Korean actress Gianni as Saya the youthful-looking slayer of the vampire-like Chiropterans, is the most recent iteration of this popular property, which began as a 48-minute anime produced in 2000, and also includes a light novel adaptation (by Mamoru Oshii), a manga, a video game, and the 2005 50-episode anime series Blood +.
Chris Nahon (Kiss of the Dragon) directed the live action film, which, according to the Dark Diamond Website, will debut in the
Other major media figures in attendance will include Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3), Ray Park (Star Wars Episode 1), Emma Caulfield (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Yancy Butler (Witchblade), and Doug Jones (Hellboy).
Among the numerous comic book luminaries set to attend are Guest of Honor Garth Ennis (The Boys), Steve Dillon (Wolverine Origins), and Dan Didio (DC Comics Senior V.P. and Executive Editor), who will speak at two panels.