Spike Lee may have gone off the boil in recent years, but he's still one of the most interesting and innovative directors working today.

Inside Man, Malcolm X, He Got Game are all incredible films. His remake of Korean hit Oldboy may not have wowed audiences, but it was still a reasonably solid take on the original.

His next film sees him returning to more experimental fare with Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.

Stephen Tyrone Williams, who people may know from Elementary and The Knick, is a young doctor who is cursed by an ancient African artefact that gives him an incurable blood-lust. Yet, for whatever reason, he's not technically a vampire.

The film is a loose remake of 1970's horror / art film Ganja & Hess, with Williams in the role of Hess and Zaarah Abrahams as Ganja Hightower, a young woman who he embarks with on a dangerous romance.

An Irish date for release hasn't been set yet, although it will debut on iTunes and select US cinemas in February 2015.