Status: Early pre-production
Production company: SellOut Pictures / Film Council
Crew: Richard Stanley (Screenwriter, attached as director), Justin Hopper (rewrite), Bob Last (producer), Paul Trijbits (executive producer, presumably credited on behalf on Film Council)
Premise: VIY is a vampire story set in a war zone, pouring its main inspiration from the Russian novelist Nikolai Gogol's short story. The main character is a Red Cross doctor serving in Kosovo, who causes the death of a local woman and must then serve in a three night wake next to her body. Eventually, VIY will appear...
The project has been receiving development funds from Film Council for over three years now, with the total amount nearing £50,000 (~$90,000). The latest was given in late April, 2005.
In early 2006, the Film Council listing was changed into 'Beyond Redemption (VIY)'. A title change is possible, but is yet to confirmed.