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Kristen Stewart Returns to Vampire Genre with "Flesh of the Gods" Co-Starring Oscar Isaac

Fri 03 May 2024 | 02:51 PM
Kristen Stewart, Oscar Isaac
Kristen Stewart, Oscar Isaac
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Kristen Stewart and Oscar Isaac are teaming up to star in the hedonistic ’80s Vampire Thriller, “Flesh of the Gods.” 

The movie is written by Andrew Kevin Walker (“Se7en,” “The Killer”) from a story he devised with Panos Cosmatos, best known for soaking Nicolas Cage in blood and vodka for his trippy action-horror “Mandy ”.

The project is launching in Cannes with WME Independent, CAA Media Finance, and XYZ Films. It is produced by Adam McKay and Betsy Koch of Hyperobject Industries. Isaac and Gena Konstantinakos also produce for Mad Gene Media, the production company Isaac set up with his wife Elvira Lind.

“Flesh of the Gods” is set in “glittering ’80s L.A.,” where married couple Raoul (Isaac) and Alex (Stewart) each evening descend from their luxury skyscraper condo and head into the city’s electric nighttime realm. When they cross paths with a mysterious and enigmatic figure known as Nameless and her hard-partying cabal, the pair are seduced into a glamorous, surrealistic world of hedonism, thrills, and violence.

“Like Los Angeles itself, ‘Flesh of the Gods’ inhabits the liminal realm between fantasy and nightmare, both propulsive and hypnotic, ‘Flesh’ will take you on a hot rod joy ride deep into the glittering heart of hell,” Cosmatos said in a statement. 

McKay added: “This director, this writer, these incredible actors, vampires, choice ’80s punk, style and attitude for miles… that’s the film we’re bringing you today. We think it’s wildly commercial and wildly artful. Our ambitions are to make a movie that ripples through popular culture, fashion, music and film. Can you tell how excited I am?”.

“Flesh of the Gods,” set to begin production later this year, marks the third collaboration between Cosmatos and XYZ. They also have “Nekrokosm” in development with A24, which also recently released “Love Lies Bleeding,” another ’80s thriller starring Stewart. 

The pic also features Stewart making a comeback to the vampire genre 12 years after starring in 2012's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2."

“Flesh of the Gods” domestic rights are co-repped by CAA Media Finance and WME Independent, with XYZ Films handling international sales at the upcoming Marché du Film in Cannes.