‘The Redemption of Cain’ Moves Forward at Sony With Will Smith's Overbrook Producing (Update)

Sony is gearing up towards a 2013 start date to shoot its Biblical epic, "The Redemption of Cain"

Sony Pictures Entertainment is moving forward with “The Redemption of Cain,” an epic retelling of the Biblical tale of sibling rivalry. The project, which is in development, is aiming to begin filming in July 2013,  a person familiar with the deal told TheWrap.

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The film, which tells the story of Cain and Abel with a vampiric twist, is looking at shooting in London and Jordan with the exteriors shot in Morocco.

Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is producing the film. Francine Maisler is coming on to cast the film in the next few weeks. 

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Reports surfaced earlier this summer saying Smith wanted to direct the film. Two years ago, he was reportedly going to star in and produce the project, which was then called “Legend of Cain,” for Overbrook, based on a script by Caleeb Pinkett.

A number of Biblical films are in the works, including Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah.”