The Bad Batch writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour’s low-budget black and white vampire flick A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a modern classic.
And today star Sheila Vand (Snowpiercer, The Rental) says she still wants to revisit her character for a live-action continuation of the narrative.
Vand tells ComicBook.com: “It’s something that I have always fantasized about and [the film] feels like it wants it. It was such a phenomenon, the reception of that film. You would never think when you’re making a black-and-white vampire Western, all in Farsi, that it’s going to catch on the way that it did, and that was such a beautiful thing. So I feel like it calls for it.”
She continues: “Ana Lily even has written out an outline of what comes before the film. I don’t know how much she’s written things that happened after the film, but certainly in us creating the backstory for the Girl, there was tons of material in what comes before it. I think it’s great stuff, but I can only push so much as an actor. If a filmmaker wants to be doing their own thing for whatever reason, I’m not going to twist their arm,” the actress admitted. “But, I brought it up, if your followers and listeners want to fight for it … but I’m kind of like, ‘We got to make this decision soon because I ain’t getting any younger and vampires don’t age.'”
The film centers on residents of a worn-down Iranian city encounter a skateboarding vampire who preys on men who disrespect women.
It sports a 96% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night blends conventional elements into something brilliantly original — and serves as a striking calling card for writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour.