In 1996, director Assayas Olivier released an unusual film about a filmmaker trying to translate the classic silent film about vampires into modern realities. The picture pleased the critics and was screened at major film festivals. In 2021, the director expressed a desire to remake his own film, and its production is engaged by popular studio A24, known for creating unusual pictures, close to the art house. The upcoming remake is in the format of a mini-series, consisting of 6 episodes. The project has already been shown in Cannes, and the release date of the series Irma Vep is set for June 6, 2022. The main role in the show was played by Alicia Vikander, known for starring in major feature-length projects, including Agents of Ankle by Guy Ritchie.
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The plot of the picture is about an actress named Mira. All her life she has played in passable action movies that do not allow her acting talent to the fullest extent, so the heroine happily accepts the offer of a popular director to star in a remake of the classic silent film about vampires. The woman needs to get to the shoot in France, but she doesn’t make it in time, disrupting the established filming schedule and wreaking havoc on the set.
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As events unfold, the situation will begin to become more and more unpredictable, which is partly due to the nervous breakdown of the director, rapidly losing his reputation, and the main character’s lack of knowledge of the French language, which prevents her from communicating with her colleagues, as well as the discontent of other actors and crew members. The show’s release date is June 6, 2022.
As the picture progresses, viewers see Alicia Vikander’s character actress Mira, donning a black latex costume to play the role of a vampire, begin to slowly go insane, attacking fellow crew members, committing thefts, and patronizing the director in every way. Whether the characters will be able to make a movie under such conditions will be told in the novelty from the HBO television channel, which is interested in the release of the project. The Irma Vep series release date is June 6, 2022.
The performer of the main role said that she always liked the original, which is a kind of parody of French cinema and questioned its significance. Continuation of the series is not planned. The author of the project did not share any information about what message he put in a new interpretation of their own movie but said that some points in it will be different from the original. The series release date is set for June 6, 2022.
|Release date:||June 6, 2022|
|Original name:||Irma Vep|
|Cast:||Alicia Vikander, Adria Arjona, Carrie Brownstein|
Episodes release schedule
|1×1||June 6, 2022|