Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hammer Exits Casket With Vampire Film, Seeks Co-Investors

Hammer Film Productions Ltd., the maker of 1960s Dracula films starring Christopher Lee, is prowling for co-investors as it returns to moviemaking with a remake of a Swedish vampire tale.

Hammer showed scenes from the drama “Let Me In” to about 6,000 cheering fans last month at the Comic-Con International convention in San Diego. The London-based studio, which has raised $100 million for operations and production, is looking for an equally enthusiastic response at the box office to attract money to co-finance future films.

“You only get the chance once to impress investors with your ability to deliver profitable and enjoyable movies,” Chief Executive Officer Simon Oakes said in an interview.

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