Nearly half a century after co-starring in 'The Fearless Vampire Killers' alongside fiancee Sharon Tate, director Roman Polanski is adapting the musical version of his film for the Paris stage
First performed in 1997 in Vienna, 'Dance of the Vampires' has since traveled the world.
Eighty-one-year old Polanski hopes this French adaptation will boost Paris’ dreary musical theatre scene: “Vampires are becoming popular in last few years, but also the musical, somehow the musical started functioning in France. And now we have a lot of them. In the period when we wanted to bring it here there were few companies that tried to stage musicals and they were total disasters,” he says.