It has been confirmed that Will Smith will be directing, producing, and starring in the movie that will attempt to tell an alternative story of Cain and Abel and how Cain was marked by God for his sin.
There is no official word about what the story will be but this is one story that has been told several times. One of the more popular is that of the White Wolf’s role playing game, “Vampire the Masquerade”.
Here is summary of the history of Cain based on the role playing game as discussed in “Lure of the Vampire: A Pop Culture Reference Book”.
According to the Bible, Cain was the first murderer of the human race by killing his brother Abel. As a punishment, Yahweh cast Cain from his promised land and into the darkness. It is written that there was a mark put upon him that would protect him from being harmed from the others that lived in the dark land. Many people translate that into a curse, while others believe that it gave him strength but would isolate him from man. All the Bible says is that Cain left and wandered upon the earth and searched for acceptance from others.
What happened to Cain in the darkness is where pop culture has taken liberty with the story. Cain’s largest role in pop culture has been in White Wolf’s role playing game Vampire: The Masquerade. Within this game’s story, Cain is wandering in eternal damnation upon the earth. One night he came across Lilith, whom we spoke of in the preceding section. Lilith was a very beautiful and seductive lady. She talked him into embracing his curse by sharing her life essence or blood with him thus releasing his power from within. By exchanging blood with Cain he became her son in blood and this exchange brought forth his power over darkness.
To read the entire story about this visit my other article, “The Story of Cain” here.
There is no official word as to when the movie will hit the public but we do wonder how it will be similar to his other vampire movie, “I am Legend”.
How do you think this movie will do? If Will Smith has his hand in it, it usually develops into a great movie.