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Monday, 22 June 2009

Daybreakers - Vampires and humans working together

This has been in post production since 2007. Sounds like a great idea for a film.
In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher (Ethan Hawke) works with a covert band of vamps (Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan) on a way to save humankind.
Willem Dafoe always brings that crooked charm to his roles and it will be good to see him play another vampire after the brilliant Shadow of the Vampire.

The film also stars Sam Neill. That looks like him in the top photo below.

The photos do show that these vampires are more like the ones from Blade, organised and businesslike in their dealings.

It is not clear from the description, but the photos also suggest that Ethan Hawke is also a vampire. So all of the main characters are vampires? I think I've got that right. Instead of just finding a way to ensure there is enought blood for the vamps is Ethan trying to find a cure to the curse itself?

Daybreakers is written and directed by Australian brothers Michael and Peter Spierig. Lionsgate are releasing it on 8th January 2010 next year.

Source: First Showing

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