“The Wanderers”, directed by Romanian director Dragos Buliga, telling the story of an American ghost and vampire hunter, played by Armand Assante, who is coming to Transylvania to track down a mysterious bloody story, will hit Romanian theaters on April 20.
Based on an original script by Octav Gheorghe, “The Wanderers” has an impressive casting. Armand Assante is starring Louis, the most famous ghost and vampire hunters in the world, while Lior Ashkenazi, one of the most acclaimed Israeli actors at the moment, is starring an Israeli journalist accompanying Louis in Transylvania to track down a mysterious bloody incident occurred in the Zalesky castle.
A beautiful Romanian woman aspiring to be a journalist, starred by Raluca Aprodu, is their guide and she also is guide for two Koreans in search of a scoop for a reality-show (Bae Junghwa and Sun Hojae). So, the vampire hunter ends up facing one of the toughest challenges of his life in Transylvania, also facing a familiar past.
The cast also includes Romanian actors Oana Marcu, Alexandra Apetrei, Pali Vecsei, George Remeş, Bogdan Nechifor, Claudiu Bleonţ, but also the famous actor and musician, Bosniac Branko Duric, playing the role of Igor, Louis’ work mate, the one who kills vampires by unorthodox methods.
“The Wanderers” is a Romanian independent project made by an international team of producers and investors, whose production has been provided by Frame Film (“Las Fierbinţi”, “Atletico Textila”).
Shootings took place last year in Sighişoara, Dofteana (Bacău county), Biertan, Sibiu, Sinaia (Pelişor) and Bucharest.
“The Wanderers” is the second participation in a Romanian production for Assante, after “California Dreamin'”, directed by Cristian Nemescu.
Răzvan Vasilescu is playing the part of Nechifor, the village priest, who has dedicated his life to church in order to protect the locals from the evil forces that have been haunting them for many years.
Răzvan Vasilescu and Armand Assante are also at their second collaboration, after the one ten years ago within “California Dreamin'”, a film awarded in 2007 with the grand prize of Un Certain Regard at Cannes.