Angela Robinson is reuniting with the undead. The “True Blood” alumna, who most recently wrote and directed 2017’s “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women,” is set to tackle another vampire story: she’s in “final talks” to direct Warner Bros.’ remake of “The Hunger.” Deadline broke the news.
Released in 1983, the original film depicted a love triangle between a vampire (Catherine Deneuve), the cellist she sires (David Bowie), and a human gerontologist (Susan Sarandon). The erotic horror pic premiered at Cannes.
Jessica Sharzer (“A Simple Favor”) is writing the remake.
Robinson made her feature directorial debut with 2004’s “D.E.B.S.” and followed it up with 2005’s “Herbie Fully Loaded.” She served as a writer, director, and exec producer on HBO vampire soap “True Blood.” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “The L Word” are among her small screen credits.
Last year it was announced that Robinson would breathe new life into another classic title: “Flashdance.” She’s working on an updated take of the 1983 dance pic for Paramount+. The potential series follows a young Black woman with ballet dreams.
Robinson is an exec producer on “Passing,” the directorial debut of “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women” star Rebecca Hall. An adaptation of Nella Larsen’s novel of the same name, “Passing” sees two old friends (Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga) reuniting in 1920s New York. Both light-skinned Black women can “pass” as white, and one of them has chosen to live as white. Netflix landed international rights to the period drama for a reported $15.75 million following its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival this year.