Chilean director Pablo Larraín (Spencer, Lisey’s Story) is directing a new vampire movie called El Conde for Netflix.
Larraín also co-wrote the film with his regular partner Guillermo Calderón. The story centres on Augusto Pinochet, who is not dead but an aged vampire. After living 250 years in this world, he has decided to die once and for all due to ailments brought about by dishonour and family conflicts.
“We are very happy because Netflix is a place where directors whom I greatly admire have made really valuable movies,” Larraín said of the project. “Using dark comedy we want to observe, understand and analyze the events that have occurred in Chile and the world in the last 50 years. We have total confidence that we’ll do a good job and it will undoubtedly be an adventure: a demanding shoot, but very inspiring and meaningful.”
Jaime Vadell, Gloria Münchmeyer, Alfredo Castro, and Paula Luchsinger star in El Conde, which has just gone into production. The film will be available exclusively on Netflix in 2023.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)