‘Little Vampire’ pic takes wing

Krige, Lipnicki toplining

BERLIN — Comet Film and Stonewood Communications have secured financing for a bigscreen adaptation of Angela Sommer-Bodenburg’s children’s book “The Little Vampire.”

The $20 million project about an American boy who befriends an old-world vampire family is scheduled to roll in Scotland this summer. Seven-year-old Jonathan Lipnicki of “Jerry Maguire” fame is set to play the kid; Alice Krige stars as his mother.

Comet managing director Klaus Bauschulteit says the screenplay by Larry Wilson and Karey Kirkpatrick is loosely based on the book series.

Although no distributor has yet been found for North America, Warner and Polygram are set to distribute the film in Germany and in the Benelux countries, respectively. Pic is shooting at Warner studios in Bottrop, Germany.

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